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The Very Best of the Honeymooners

The Very Best of the Honeymooners
DVD review of The Very Best of The Honeymooners – technically, less about the actual Honeymooner episodes as it is bloopers, clips, and information on the performers themselves – although it does include several bits, including the classic ‘Letter to the Boss’ and a bonus program ‘The Wit...
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The Color Honeymooners – Collection 1

The Color Honeymooners - Collection 1
Join The Honeymooners as they take their famous ‘Trip to Europe’… and this time they travel in color. Originally performed during the 1956-1957 season over eight shows, their journey now is introduced by the 1954 ‘Box Top Kid’ sketch, revamped as the new ‘In 25 Words or Less’...
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The Toy

The Toy, starring Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty
The Toy (1982), starring Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty  The Toy is a comedy starring Richard Pryor — Jackie Gleason isn’t as much a co-star as a secondary character, but very important — he’s the antagonist. He plays U.S. Bates, a veritable living caricature of the wealthy millionaire....
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Requiem for a Heavyweight

Requiem for a Heavyweight - Anthony Quinn as The Boxer, Jackie Gleason as The Promoter, Mickey Rooney as The Trainer, Julie Harris as The Muse - DVD
Requiem for a Heavyweight  (1962) starring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris  Requiem for a Heavyweight is a very powerful, very hard-hitting movie about boxing.   Rod Serling wrote a teleplay that shows the steamy underbelly of professional boxing — €”and it’s not a pretty...
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Izzy and Moe

Izzy and Moe - Jackie Gleason - Art Carney - ... are federal agents during Prohibition , where the laughs fly as fast as the bullets - DVD
Plot Synopsis of  Izzy and Moe, starring  Jackie Gleason  and  Art Carney  This is the film based on the true adventures of Izzy and Moe. They were two retired vaudeville performers who, being unemployed, decide to become prohibition enforcement agents. They are initially treated with scorn from...
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How to Commit Marriage

How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman
How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman In How to Commit Marriage, seemingly happily married couple Frank and Elaine Benson (played by Bob Hope and Jane Wyman) are on the verge of divorce.  But they plan to wait until after their daughter’s marriage. The groom’s...
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Gleason, starring Brad Garrett

Brad Garrett is Gleason - How sweet it was!
Gleason: The Jackie Gleason Story  (2002) starring Brad Garrett  Gleason is a wonderfully done television biography of  Jackie Gleason, starring Brad Garrett, best known for his television sitcoms  Everybody Loves Raymond and ‘Til Death.   I was absolutely flabbergasted by Brad Garrett’s performance.  Not only did he do a...
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Don’t Drink the Water

Don't Drink the Water (1969) starring Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell
Don’t Drink the Water (1969) starring Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell  In short,  Don’t Drink the Water is a cold war comedy based on a play by Woody Allen, starring Jackie Gleason as a New Jersey caterer who, along with his wife (Estelle Parsons) and daughter...
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