Papa’s Delicate Condition


The movie Papa’s Delicate Condition starring Jackie Gleason released on March 6, 1963. The story comes from a book of the same title written by Corinne Griffith -- she’s represented in the movie as six-year-old Corrie.

Griffith grew up in Texarkana and went on to become a famous silent film star and then one of the richest women in the world. Some of her money was made from the books she wrote including this one.

In the story, her mother leaves her father and takes her to her grandfather’s house in Texarkana. The boisterous and hard-drinking father buys a circus among other extravagant gestures.

Academy Award-winning song “Call Me Irresponsible” was first introduced on the soundtrack here by Jackie Gleason.

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