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My Sweet Charlie (1970)





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In this TV movie, Charlie is a black New York lawyer who is falsely accused of a crime in a Texas town. Escaping from his tormentors, Charlie takes refuge in a farmhouse. Here he meets unmarried, pregnant Marlene Chambers. Hostile towards each other at first, Charlie and Marlene become friends.


Patty Duke
as Marlene Chambers
Al Freeman Jr.
as Charles Roberts
Ford Rainey
as Treadwell
William Hardy
as Mr. Larrabee
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Critic Reviews for My Sweet Charlie

All Critics (1)

Pioneering pro-Civil Rights drama about an interracial romance, with famed actors and an unusual lighthouse setting.

October 1, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for My Sweet Charlie

A bit of social enlightenment from the age of that same, Patty Duke and Al Freeman Jr. give warm performances that alleviate the obvious Civil Rights message intended in this petite dance of opposites. Maybe its enough to say that I sought this piece out some odd 44 years after first seeing its premiere on television all those years ago, that I still remembered it.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Acclaimed TV drama that was revolutionary for it's time. The performances are beautifully realized, this and Me, Natalie are the films that saved Patty Duke's career after Valley of the Dolls nearly ended it. Bittersweet story is very moving and might not even be able to be made in these politically correct times.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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