Unemployed journalist Jack Brown (Richard Pryor) is attempting to make ends meet as the night janitor in a ritzy department store owned by Louisiana millionaire U. S. Bates (Jackie Gleason). On his annual visit to his father's store, Bates' pampered son, Eric (Scott Schwartz), is told he can choose one item in the toy department. To everyone's horror, he chooses Jack. Paid handsomely to spend one week with the troublesome kid, Jack soon discovers the roots of Eric's bad behavior. …
His father received it from a Dutch woman after he was stationed in her village which had been "stripped bare" by the German forces in 1944.Royal Artillery 's 62nd anti-tank regiment in WW2
Mr Matthews added: "The Bear also crossed the Rhine, came under shell fire and took part in the Allies' victory parade in Berlin, sitting on dad's lap. "Mr Matthews remembers The Bear being bigger than him When his dad first brought it home
"I'd hate him to end up in a skip during house clearance because someone thinks he's just a scruffy old bear," he said.The Bear 's buyer will share his story
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