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Jackie Gleason: Genius at Work (2006)

This special is a thorough retrospective of Jackie's most popular characters from his 1950's television series, characters that include: Ralph Kramden, Reginald Van Gleason, III, the Poor ... See full summary »

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Gregory Hall

Writer:

Jeff Forrester
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Credited cast:
Jerry Bergen Jerry Bergen ... Himself (archive footage)
Art Carney ... Himself (archive footage)
Bud Collyer ... Himself (archive footage)
Rita Colton Rita Colton ... Herself (archive footage)
Jeff Garlin ... Himself - Host
Jackie Gleason ... Himself (archive footage)
Marilyn Gleason Marilyn Gleason ... Herself - Special Guest (as Marilyn Taylor Gleason)
The June Taylor Dancers The June Taylor Dancers ... Themselves - Dance Ensemble (archive footage)
Audrey Meadows ... Herself (archive footage)
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This special is a thorough retrospective of Jackie's most popular characters from his 1950's television series, characters that include: Ralph Kramden, Reginald Van Gleason, III, the Poor Soul, Fenwick Babbit and Joe The Bartender. Many of the sketches have not been available or even viewed since their original live broadcasts. Jeff Garlin of Curb Your Enthusiasm hosts the program with feature commentary from Mrs. Marilyn Gleason.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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TH Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Rip-off of previous Gleason documentary
21 December 2012 | by qtpi1969See all my reviews

This documentary is a complete copy of "The Great Gleason" from 1986, released by the same company (MPI) that released this documentary. There is not one new thing in this doc. Basically, MPI falsely advertises a new product and then re-releases an old one, hoping nobody will notice that nothing is new. They long ago discontinued "The Great Gleason". Therefore MPI cashes in twice and doesn't have to let out new video. The people who did not see the first release (or don't hunt to buy it) don't know the difference. The ones who buy it having seen the first one are stuck with it. This is disappointing because they have own the rights to The Jackie Gleason Show and they have many many unreleased clips and episodes in their possession. Unless you are desperate to see this doc., don't buy it or buy it again. Get the original, better quality version (which is sad because this is a DVD and the other is a VHS). The narration is much better, the actual video clips are better quality (and lengthened) as well. You can purchase a copy cheaply at amazon or on ebay.

www.amazon.com/The-Great-Gleason-VHS- Honeymooners/dp/B00000F9SC


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