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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.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Classics , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast

Shirley MacLaine
as Charity Hope Valentine
Sammy Davis Jr.
as Big Daddy
Chita Rivera
as Nickie
Paula Kelly
as Helene
Stubby Kaye
as Herman
Suzanne Charney
as Lead frog dancer
Alan Hewitt
as Nicholsby
Dante DiPaolo
as Charlie
John Wheeler
as Dancers in "Rythmn of Life" Number
Kay Sutton York
as Dancers in "Rythmn of Life" Number
John Craig
as Man in Fandango Ballroom
Dee Carroll
as Woman on tandem
Tom Hatten
as Man on tandem
Sharon Harvey
as Young Woman on Bridge
Charles Brewer
as Young Man on Bridge
Richard Angarola
as Maitre d'
Henry Beckman
as Policeman
Jeff Burton
as Policeman
Ceil Cabot
as Married woman
Alfred Dennis
as Waiter at Chile Hacienda
David Gold
as Panhandler
Nolan Leary
as Manfred
Diki Lerner
as Man Wwith Dog on Bridge
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 bridge
Maudie Prickett
as Nurse on bridge
Chet Stratton
as Waiter
Roger Til
as Greeter at Pompeii Club
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
Phillip Terry
as Doorman
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
Sue Linden
as Model
Kathryn Doby
as Dancers in "Big Spender" Number
Al Lanti
as Dancers in "Big Spender" Number
Gloria Mills
as Dancers in "Big Spender" Number
Louise Quick
as Dancers in "Big Spender" Number
Victoria Scruton
as Dancers in "Big Spender" Number
Tiffni Twitchell
as Dancers in "Big Spender" Number
Renata Vaselle
as Dancers in "Big Spender" Number
Adele Yoshioka
as Dancers in "Big Spender" Number
Chuck Harrod
as Singer
Jerry Mann
as Singer
Norman Stevans
as Conversion
Marie Bahruth
as Dancer
Toni Basil
as Dancer
Carol Birner
as Dancer
Lonnie Burr
as Dancer
Jimmy Fields
as Dancer
Ben Gooding
as Dancer
Kirk Kirksey
as Dancer
Trish Mahoney
as Dancer
Leon Alton
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Sweet Charity

All Critics (4)

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

Audience Reviews for Sweet Charity

½

As it's Fosse's first serious attempt at a movie, some things are a little sloppy but for the most part it's enjoyably weird. Most of the musical numbers are exceptionally staged (Especially "Rhythm of Life" and "Hey Big Spender") and it's good that they got to keep the bitter sweet ending of the stage show.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

Super Reviewer

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.

Morgan Salem
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.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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