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Jack: A Flash Fantasy (1974)

Jack: A flash fantasy was a rock opera. Writer unknown Produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in early 70's in Canada. Possibly Gilda's earliest TV production. Aired in US, on ... See full summary »

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Jeff Hyslop ...
Spirit of the Jacks
Laurie Hood ...
Spirit of the Jills
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Jack of Hearts
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Jill of Hearts
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Jack of Clubs
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Jill of Clubs (as Valerie Bromfield)
William Daniel Grey ...
Jack of Spades
Vera Biloshisky ...
Jill of Spades
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Jack of Diamonds
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Jill of Diamonds
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Jack: A flash fantasy was a rock opera. Writer unknown Produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in early 70's in Canada. Possibly Gilda's earliest TV production. Aired in US, on Public Television in mid-late 1970's after SNL had made Gilda a household name. Viewed and made audio tape in NYC from WNET Channel 13 (wnet.org) Plot: Jack delt with a deck of cards, with lots of Jacks (and Jills) Jack was the jack of hearts (with a full, trusting heart) Jill (Gilda) owned a cow, named moo,"because even though the cow laughed and cried and talked and shouted, it all came out as, MOO!" Jack and Jill are taken advantage of by the Jack of Spades. Different musical styles are portrayed by the different characters. I have this on an Audio tape taped from the channel13 show. A search on CBC and WNET13.org showed no hits for this name. Written by <faslink@excite.com>

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Cute and simple production with Gilda Radner
3 April 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Way back in the Seventies, when Gilda Radner was just beginning there was this funky little one hour rock opera 'Jack: A Flash Fantasy'. It is best described as 'cute'! The story is about the Jacks in a deck of cards. The "Jack of Diamonds" was business-like and a slick talent agent. The "Jack of Clubs" was Jerry Sroka who was goofy and funny. The "Jack of Spades" was the Hard Rock bad guy of the show. The "Jack of Hearts" played by Victor Garber who played the sweet innocent country bumpkin. Each Jack had a "Jill". The "Jill of Hearts" was Gilda Radner. She was sweet in the role. Overall the show was like an intelligent high school production. I saw this show once again on the Canadian Movie channel in the mid-nineties. Unfortunately I didn't get to tape it. It was worthwhile watching of a Canadian cast.


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