Charly Movie Review 1968

Information and Film Reviews for Charly the Movie

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A retarded man becomes intelligent after brain surgery, then romances a kindly caseworker before slipping back into retardation. Moving account is well served by leads Robertson and Bloom. Adapted from the Daniel Keyes novel "Flowers for Algernon."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 103 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sci Fi, Savants, Technology--Rampant, Tragedy, Late Bloomin' Love, Mental Retardation
Stirling Silliphant
Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney, Dick Van Patten, William Dwyer
Ralph Nelson
Robertson Associates, Selmur


Oscars 1968: Actor (Robertson); Golden Globes 1969: Screenplay; Natl. Bd. of Review 1968: Actor (Robertson).

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