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Sweet Charity (1969)

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In this musical, Charity Hope Valentine is an incurable optimist, despite her job at a seedy dance joint. Charity never stops looking for true love and never seems to look for it in the right places. Desperate to escape the dance hall, Charity heads to an employment agency.more
Rating: G
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Stone, Federico Fellini, Dorothy Fields, Tullio Pinelli, Neil Simon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 4, 2003
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast

Shirley MacLaine
as Charity Hope Valenti...
Sammy Davis Jr.
as Big Daddy
Suzanne Charney
as Lead frog dancer
Alan Hewitt
as Nicholsby
John Wheeler
as Dancers in "Rythmn o...
Kay Sutton York
as Dancers in "Rythmn o...
John Craig
as Man in Fandango Ball...
Dee Carroll
as Woman on tandem
Tom Hatten
as Man on tandem
Sharon Harvey
as Young Woman on Bridg...
Charles Brewer
as Young Man on Bridge
Henry Beckman
as Policeman
Jeff Burton
as Policeman
Ceil Cabot
as Married woman
Alfred Dennis
as Waiter at Chile Haci...
David Gold
as Panhandler
Nolan Leary
as Manfred
Diki Lerner
as Man Wwith Dog on Bri...
Buddy Lewis
as Appliance salesman
Joseph Mell
as Man on Bridge
Geraldine O'Brien
as Lady on Bridge
Alma Platt
as Lady with hat on bri...
Maudie Prickett
as Nurse on bridge
Roger Til
as Greeter at Pompeii C...
Buddy Hart
as Baseball player
Bill Harrison
as Baseball Player
Bick Goss
as Drummer Boy
Chelsea Brown
as Frug Dancer
Ray Chabeau
as Frug Dancer
Bryan Da Silva
as Frug Dancer
Bonnie Lynn Fields
as Frug Dancer
Roy Fitzell
as Frug Dancer
Ellen Halpin
as Frug Dancer
Dick Korthaze
as Frug Dancer
April Nevins
as Frug Dancer
Maris O'Neill
as Frug Dancer
Lee Roy Reams
as Frug Dancer
Sandy Roveta
as Frug Dancer
Charleen Ryan
as Frug Dancer
Juleste Salve
as Frug Dancer
Patrick Spohn
as Frug Dancer
Jerry Trent
as Frug Dancer
Ben Vereen
as Frug Dancer
Bud Vest
as Frug Dancer
Lorene Yarnell
as Frug Dancer
John Frayer
as Patrons at Dancehall
Dom Salinaro
as Patrons at Dancehall
Paul Shipton
as Patrons at Dancehall
Walter Stratton
as Patrons at Dancehall
Larry Billman
as Waiter/Dancer
Herman Boden
as Waiter/Dancer
Dick Colacino
as Waiter/Dancer
Lynn McMurrey
as Waiter/Dancer
Ted Monson
as Waiter/Dancer
Ed Robinson
as Waiter/Dancer
Leon Bing
as Model
Kathryn Doby
as Dancers in "Big Spen...
Al Lanti
as Dancers in "Big Spen...
Gloria Mills
as Dancers in "Big Spen...
Louise Quick
as Dancers in "Big Spen...
Victoria Scruton
as Dancers in "Big Spen...
Tiffni Twitchell
as Dancers in "Big Spen...
Renata Vaselle
as Dancers in "Big Spen...
Adele Yoshioka
as Dancers in "Big Spen...
Jerry Mann
as Singer
Norman Stevans
as Conversion
Toni Basil
as Dancer
Leon Alton
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Sweet Charity

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 30, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Bob Fosse's first film, a musical based on Felini's Nights of Cabiria, shows a lot of promise, which he will fulfill with the 1972 Cabaret. It was nominated for 3 Oscars, including Best Score.

Full Review… | July 21, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

June 12, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

October 17, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Sweet Charity

½

The music is great, and the dancing is fantastic (whatelse for Bob Fosse!) but the story...meh...I dont I think it was just the ending...Shirley Maclaine isnt bad, But this movie did get pretty long. Buy the soundtrack, watch the dances on YouTube and save a couple of hours.

MissMorganLeee
Morgan Salem

Super Reviewer

½

It's no All that Jazz or Cabaret, but still very enjoyable. Fosse's experimentation with style is really interesting, but occasionally distracting.

kenstachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

I dislike most garish musicals and Fosse thrives on them. Sometimes I think Shirley Maclaine is adorable but most of the time I found her really annoying. "Hey Big Spender" is a solid Fosse number but I have seen better and it is really is too long. The entire movie is too long.

jennifxu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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