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Charly

Charly(1968)

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  • A science fiction cartoon.

    • denscul
    • 4/6/14

    Unfortunately, the only real, but tragic theme in this film is that many people treat mentally deficient people without respect as humans with problems. Some of the prejudice may be deserved. Some criminally disturbed people have caused harm to society, and its hard to sort out the innocent from those who do harm. The idea that surgery and treatment in the 60's can do things that are still experimental at this time, is the main reason I gave the film less than most. Am I being harsh or incorrect. I don't think. Films such as this touch the hearts of most viewers. They win more academy awards against better films. Hollywood had made very few films that represent accurate depictions of the problem of mental illness and retardation.

  • Very Sixties

    • Alexei
    • 2/28/14

    This film has a dated feel to it, very 1960's TV drama. I'm surprised that Cliff Robertson won the Academy Award instead of Peter O'Toole in Lion in Winter.

  • An Amazing Experience

    • Bob
    • 3/18/12

    When we were young we lived in San Francisco. One night, we walked to the movie theater in our neighborhood (the Haight) and saw Charly. Both of us left the theater stunned at the quality of this picture and the acting job that Cliff Robertson had performed.The second time that I've seen Charly was today. And I am stunned again.Thank you TCM for consistently providing your viewers the opportunity to see films of this quality either again or for the first time.

  • Charly

    • Gregg Courtois
    • 3/13/12

    Two of the most perfect words ever spoken, "HI ALG".If you know the seen, I hope you feel the same way I do, if you have not had the oppertunity to see this almost perfect film, than by all means, look for it the next time 'TCM" air's it.You will be happy you did, I promiss

  • great story/great acting

    • DeeTee
    • 3/7/12

    I cried. But I loved it!

  • A Well Deserved Oscar

    • Bruce Reber
    • 3/5/12

    Cliff Robertson won the Best Actor Oscar of 1968 for "Charly", and he totally deserved it. He gives a fine, touching portrayal of Charly Gordon, a mentally challenged man who through experimental brain surgery becomes a genius. Unfortunately though, his greatly enhanced intelligence doesn't last, and he eventually reverts into the man with a child's mind that he was before. What he said when he told the meeting of scientists about his view of the world was very timely in 1968, and it still is over 50 years later - brave new world, new hates, bigger wars, test tube babies, education by TV, social suicide, a TV in every room, etc.

  • Classic

    • frank
    • 3/4/12

    I saw this with my class in high school after reading the book. I don't have any big adjectives to describe the movie, except I loved it and recommend it highly. Cliff Robertson is brilliant in it. One of the more memorable moments from my my high school days.

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