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Charly is a good natured retarded adult. Scientists try an experimental treatment on him which raises his IQ to genius levels but which does not give him emotional maturity. His shift from a dependant to an autonomous individual gives power to the story.
A less than ordinary man is turned into a genius. He awakens to an exquisite love experience, but at an impossible price for CHARLY
Also Known As:
The Two Worlds of Charly Gordon
Release Date: September 23, 1968
Runtime: 103 mins
All Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
Sound: Mono, Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Buried.com Rating: 8.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: PG
Cliff Robertson ...Charly Gordon
Claire Bloom ...Alice Kinian
Lilia Skala ...Dr. Anna Straus
Leon Janney ...Dr. Richard Nemur
Ruth White ...Mrs. Apple
Dick Van Patten ...Bert (as Richard Van Patten)
Edward McNally ...Gimpy (as Skipper McNally)
Barney Martin ...Hank
William Dwyer ...Joey
Dan Morgan ...Paddy
Leon Collins ...Tap dancer
Harry Cooper ...Speaker at Charly's interview
Frank Dolan ...Eddie
Randee Lynne Jensen ...Extra
Ralph Nelson ...Convention speaker
Donald Warnock ...Attendee at Charly's Interview
Selig J. Seligman
More Movie Taglines:
- A less than ordinary man is turned into a genius. He awakens to an exquisite love experience, but at an impossible price for CHARLY
- The Poignant Incredible Story of A Man Whose Two Worlds Collide!
- A love story that begins with an incredible experiment!
- Charly Gordon: I was wondering why the people who would never dream of laughing at a blind or a crippled man would laugh at a moron?
Charly Gordon: Marry me, pretty girl, marry me. Alice Kinnian: We will marry at... quarter past Wednesday on the 74th of November, and our anniversary will happily be... on those days where we both remember.
Alice Kinnian: They say, Charly, that true love is letting go.
Charly Gordon: What's enough love? Alice Kinnian: Always a little more than anyone ever gets.
Charly Gordon: My name is Charly Gordon and I live in a room, and I got no sister and no dog, and I am stupid!
- Cliff Robertson saw more than one TV production he'd starred in turned into hit movies with other actors (such as Days of Wine and Roses (1962)), so when he starred in the 1961 "The United States Steel Hour" (1953) production of "The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon," based on the novel "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes, he bought the rights and later was responsible for turning that story into this film.
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