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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

Jack Gilford Rarities


Screening Information

June 16 – June 26
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country United States
Running Time 90 MIN
Language English
Director Various

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A collection of rare short films and musical performances that offers a tribute to Jack Gilford’s expressive skills as a comic actor, and nightclub performer. Highlights include: The Dog Lover (1962), by Morris Engel (the director of Little Fugitive), featuring Jack as an exhausted supermarket manager on New York’s Upper West Side who very reluctantly gives in to his young daughter’s wish to take in a stray dog; Max (1976) where he plays an 86-year-old backstage doorman at New York's Belasco Theatre recounting his career in Vaudeville and his cherished encounter with the great Judy Garland; Midnight Melodies (1936), a one-reel short film where Jack made his film debut, offering impressions of Harry Langdon, George Jessel and Rudy Vallee; and lots more.

Part of the special archival series, JACK + ZERO.

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