Papa's Delicate Condition

Papa's Delicate Condition

Jackie Gleason
Director: George Marshall Cast: Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason
, Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
, Charlie Ruggles
Charlie Ruggles
George Marshall

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This charming tale is about a young girl's father and his slightly erratic behavior after sampling a refreshing alcoholic beverage. Although Papa Jack Griffith (Jackie Gleason) never appears to be drunk, his "delicate condition" is well known to his family. His wife is definitely unhappy over his penchant but loves him just the same. He is adored by his youngest daughter, six year old Corinne (Linda Bruhl). When he tries to buy a pony for Corinne, he not only gets the pony but the entire broken down, debt ridden circus as well. This is too much for wife Ambolyn (Glynis Johns), who packs up the kids and heads for her father's house in Texarkana. Jack follows with the entire circus in pursuit to take his loving family back home. He also hoodwinks some local investors to put money into a proposed drug store, thereby circumventing a blue law that forbids the sale of alcohol. Gleason's performance contain many fine moments that run the full spectrum of human emotions and clearly illustrates why he has deservedly been referred to as "The Great One."

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2017
UPC: 0738329212261
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 35,072

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jackie Gleason Jack Papa Griffith
Glynis Johns Ambolyn Griffith
Charlie Ruggles Grandpa Anthony Ghio
Laurel Goodwin Augusta Griffith
Linda Bruhl Corrie
Ned Glass Sparrow Wildman
Murray Hamilton Mr. Harvey
Elisha Cook Mr. Keith
Charles Lane Hiram Cosgrove
Claude Johnson Norman
Juanita Moore Ellie
Trevor Bardette Stanley Henderson III
Ben Baker Douglas
Ken Renard Walter
Don Beddoe Mayor Ghio's assistant
Bob Hopkins Actor

Technical Credits
George Marshall Director
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Loyal Griggs Cinematographer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Keller Editor
Paul K. Lerpae Special Effects
Joseph Lilley Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Arthur Lonergan Art Director
James W. Payne Set Decoration/Design
Hal Pereira Art Director
Jack Rose Producer,Screenwriter
James VanHeusen Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Papa's Delicate Condition
1. Chapter 1 [8:22]
2. Chapter 2 [12:18]
3. Chapter 3 [15:07]
4. Chapter 4 [16:11]
5. Chapter 5 [12:31]
6. Chapter 6 [13:05]
7. Chapter 7 [11:51]
8. Chapter 8 [8:24]

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