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Friday, September 12, 2008

See it before it's gone

Almost posted this once before but it was soon gone. Use your pig latin for the rest:
igotGay, layedpay ybay ackieJay leasonGay, is a mute. In this scene he tries to explain God to the young daughter of a prostitute. I'm very sorry this film doesn't seem to be on DVD or film. It is occasionally seen on movie channels, and well worth a look.

I heartily recommend a visit to this youtube channel for more. Do it before it's gone.


Anonymous said...

I never saw this before. That is some powerful script and acting...he goes into the Church thinking he is going to explain God to her...but then it all changes and it is actually the the little girl who teaches the man about God.

gemoftheocean said...

Well, actually, Gigot knows all about God. He's the most put upon person in the village! I do hope you'll stop at that web channel. See from beginning. JG was a favorite of mine when I was little. He was a weekly fixture in our house. Gene Kelly directed this film, btw. Irks me no end it isn't available commercially.

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Wow! Karen that was lovely. I'm going off to Youtube to try and catch some more.
Never heard of it before.
Glad you caught it.
God bless

The Digital Hairshirt said...


This post brings up some emtions in me, as my late father resembled Jackie Gleason physically in some aspects, as well as in personality and humor.

I remember this movie vaguely, again having been introduced to it by my father. What a great movie!

gemoftheocean said...

Digi. You're scaring me. When I was little Jackie Gleason reminded me a LOT of my dad. Still does in many ways - sense of humor, etc. Similar portliness as he got older.

Dad loved Jackie in Smokey and the Bandit, one of the few movies we all went out to see one night. We'd had a family argument, and to cool down decided a night at a movie was in order(we NEVER did that, but that night we did.) After we saw that movie, we were all in a much better mood, having peed ourselves throughout. We'd lived in the south for a few years, and dad would often imitate the guys he had to deal with. "summbitches" the way Jackie and my dad said it, was exactly how it was rendered down there. I thought my dad would cry tears of laughter.

Anonymous said...

Most beautiful. I'd forgotten all about Gigot! I'll check out more at the YouTube channel..uh, as soon as this lump in my throat diminishes a bit. Thank you. If only more Catholics were more mute (voluntarily).

Anonymous Jill of the Amazing Wolverine Non-Tribe-- or Carol, but I like the Jill-thing better

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