Originally Posted by Manton
Not sure what part of the film that still is from, or even it is in the film, but I'm thinking of the first long scene he is in. (There are only two.) The scene in which he wins. In that scene, he only takes his coat off to wash his hands. Unless my memory is just kablooey. But I saw this again less than a year ago.
I finally had a chance to revisit the film last night. In the first scene in which Gleason appears, he does, in fact, remove his jacket about a third of the way through the competition and keeps it off for several hours.