Papa's Delicate Condition

Papa's Delicate Condition

Papa's Delicate Condition is a 1963 American comedy film starring Jackie Gleason and Glynis Johns. It was an adaptation of the Corinne Griffith memoir of the same name, about her father and growing up in Texarkana, Texas. Jimmy Van Heusen (music) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics) won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Call Me Irresponsible".


Jack Griffith, known as "Papa" to all, is a family man in a Texas town, but an irresponsibly eccentric one especially when he has had one too many drinks. To impress his six-year-old daughter, Corinne, he spends the family's savings to buy his own circus, simply so the little girl can have her own pony.

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    contentLocation Texas
    director George Marshall
    editor Frank P. Keller
    genre comedy
    keywords broken hand business deal family man little girl nothing
    musicBy Joseph J. Lilley
    producer Jack Rose
    productionCompany Amro Productions
    publisher Paramount Pictures