Jackie Gleason movies

The Toy, starring Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

The Toy

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 […]

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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

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.  

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Izzy and Moe - Jackie Gleason - Art Carney - ... are federal agents during Prohibition , where the laughs fly as fast as the bullets - DVD

Izzy and Moe

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 […]

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How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman

How to Commit Marriage

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 […]

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Brad Garrett is Gleason - How sweet it was!

Gleason, starring Brad Garrett

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 […]

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Don't Drink the Water (1969) starring Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell

Don't Drink the Water

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 […]

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Gigot, starring Jackie Gleason


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 […]

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