Jackie Gleason movies
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. Some people consider U.S. Bates to be […]
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 picture. In short, Rocky it isn’t.
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 fellow agents as old men pretending to […]
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 father, Oliver Poe (Jackie Gleason) is opposed […]
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 wonderful acting job, but he truly made […]
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 (Joan Delaney) who have their European vacation […]
Gigot (1962), starring Jackie Gleason Simply put, Gigot is one of the finest films I’ve ever seen. The phrase that keeps coming to my mind is “Chaplinesque” — it’s cliched, and it’s trite, but it’s absolutely accurate. In Gigot, Jackie Gleason plays the title role of Gigot, a mute man living in Paris around […]