Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her ... See full summary »
Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number, "Liza with a 'Z'" and "Son of a Preacher Man". The concert ... See full summary »
Sophie and Otto Bentwood are set in their ways. And unsettled in their hearts. They're Desperate Characters, trapped in a marriage that no longer works... yet unable to break free. In a ... See full summary »
Frank D. Gilroy
Paul Robaix is a well known director, married to Lucy Dell, a famous movie star. Robaix wants to make a movie of the classic play Madame Butterfly, but he doesn't want his wife to play the ... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson
1896, Montmartre: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every day in her night club. Her employees use their female... See full summary »
Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman, a mechanic from one of her husband's factories. The... See full summary »
Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do ... See full summary »
Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it. Written by
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Shirley MacLaine was working with a painful infected tooth that required root canal treatment, yet she was such a trouper that she kept it a secret so as not to hold up production. She wrote that she was in so much pain, she could't even remember filming one of the exhausting Bob Fosse dance numbers. See more »
In the "Aloof" movement of "The Rich Man's Frug," two of the male principal dancers walk down the stairs to light a woman's cigarette, while the others dance behind them. The background choreography in this shot leads directly to the triangle formation of the next shot, and the two men are now in the middle of the group, although there was no time for them to reach that position. See more »
There ain't no use flappin' your wings, 'cause we are stuck in the flypaper of life!
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The distinguished world of Bob Fosse is that world of sexy girls and addictive dance with sticky music. I remember some parts of "Cabaret" (a film that i have not see yet and is the most acclaimed film of Bob) and has all the characteristics of that world. "Sweet Charity" has it too, but was used in other and really pleasant way. "Sweet Charity" is really an excellent film, because have all that charming and magical touch for be one of my favorite musicals.
The story, based on the film by Federico Fellini "Nights of Cabiria", is about a girl who live in a world of dreams and prostitution and she want to found the love. She one day decides go and found the things that she want get.
Why "Sweet Charity" is excellent? Because this movie is maybe the best reflection of the people who want make their dreams come true. Of course there is movies that i love too about dreams like "Requiem for a Dream" or "Xanadu" for example... but there is a big difference with those films. "Sweet Charity" besides has a great cast that have Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera or Sammy Davis Jr. and unforgettable scenes of laughs, that incomparable music that remembers the smell of that old and good 60's with a great choreography by Bob Fosse and of course tears.
"Sweet Charity" is a film that you cant forget. The character of Charity Hope Valentine is like us... i mean this movie is great. Besides the movie plays with your feelings, maybe if you have the DVD must to know that the movie has... well, if you saw it you know it, if you don't... you have a beautiful mystery to discover.
*Sorry for the mistakes... well, if there any
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