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Sweet Charity (1969)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  19 June 1969 (Mexico)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Oscar
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Vittorio
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Big Daddy
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Nickie
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Stubby Kaye ...
Herman
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Ursula
Suzanne Charny ...
Dancer
Alan Hewitt ...
Nicholsby
Dante DiPaolo ...
Charlie (as Dante D'Paulo)
Bud Vest ...
Dancer
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Dancer
Lee Roy Reams ...
Dancer
Al Lanti ...
Dancer
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Storyline

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 Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Men called her "Sweet Charity" See more »


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Release Date:

19 June 1969 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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(70 mm prints)| (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shirley MacLaine recommended to Lew Wasserman, head of Universal Pictures, that he hire Bob Fosse to direct the film. Fosse had directed and choreographed the Broadway version. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Charity Hope Valentine: Fickle Finger of Fate!
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Connections

Referenced in The Facts of Life: Sweet Charity (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rhythm of Life
(uncredited)
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr. and Chorus
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one of the best.
8 January 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Opinions vary, but this has always been one of my favorites. It was once accused of going too far with the editing techniques and other tricks. Today, some 30-plus years later, the film looks more tame and thought-out, especially compared to films like MOULIN ROUGE or CHICAGO. If nothing else, this film is THE historic testament to the Fosse style of the 1960's, as THE PAJAMA GAME captures his style of the 1950's. Few dance sequences can top THERE'S GOTTA BE SOMETHING BETTER THAN THIS or STEAM HEAT. I recommend both.


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