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Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson

Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson is a 1983 TV movie produced for HBO featuring Jackie Gleason and Laurence Olivier and was directed by Alvin Rakoff. The film is set at Halpern's wife's gravesite after the funeral. Halpern, a working class British Jew, is incensed when Johnson, a dapper American, turns up with flowers for the deceased, rather than stones as in Jewish custom. When Halpern demands to know how Johnson knew his wife, a long conversation ensues that reveals one has been in love with the other's wife for 30 years. There are two locations in the movie, a New York hotel and a New Jersey cemetery. The hotel scene was filmed at the HTV West studio on Bath Road in Bristol, England and ... more on Wikipedia

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