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  • Charly (1968)

    7.1/10

    PG | 1h 43min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Charly (1968) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Charly (1968) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Cliff Robertson, Donald Warnock, Dan Morgan, Claire Bloom, Dick Van Patten

Directed by Ralph Nelson

Synopsis: An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius.

Tagline: A less than ordinary man is turned into a genius. He awakens to an exquisite love experience, but at an impossible price for CHARLY

Synopsis: Charly is an adult male with a cognitive disability struggling to survive in the modern world. His frequent attempts at learning, reading, and writing prove difficult. His teacher, Miss Kinian, takes Charly to the clinic where he is observed by doctors who have Charly "race" a mouse, Algernon. Algernon is usually the winner thanks to an experiment that greatly raised his intelligence. This experiment is given to Charly, who at first does not seem affected. However, he becomes more logically advanced, eventually becoming a pure genius. Emotional and intra-personal consequences are involved when Charly learns the truth of the experiment, and struggles with whether or not the procedure was a good idea.

Tagline: A less than ordinary man is turned into a genius. He awakens to an exquisite love experience, but at an impossible price for CHARLY

Storyline: An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius.

  • Charly (1968) Movie Details

  • Directors: Ralph Nelson
  • Writers: Daniel Keyes, Stirling Silliphant
  • Cast: Cliff Robertson, Donald Warnock, Dan Morgan, Claire Bloom, Dick Van Patten, Randee Lynne Jensen, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney, Ruth White, Edward McNally, Barney Martin, William Dwyer, Leon Collins, Harry Cooper, Frank Dolan, Ralph Nelson
  • Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
  • Producers: Ralph Nelson, Selig J. Seligman
  • Musicians: Ravi Shankar
  • Cinematographers: Arthur J. Ornitz
  • Editors: Fredric Steinkamp
  • Runtime: 103 min / 1h 43min
  • Year: 1968
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Oscars: 1
  • Awards: 3
  • Nominations: 6
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