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Charley and the Angel (1973)

G  |   |  Family, Comedy, Fantasy  |  23 March 1973 (USA)
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Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.

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Charley Appleby
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Nettie Appleby
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The Angel formerly Roy Zerney
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Ray Ferris
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Leonora Appleby
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Willie Appleby
Scott C. Kolden ...
Rupert Appleby (as Scott Kolden)
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Pete, Handyman
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Ernie, Banker
Richard Bakalyan ...
Buggs
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Sadie
Kelly Thordsen ...
Policeman
Liam Dunn ...
Dr. Sprague
Larry D. Mann ...
Felix
George O'Hanlon ...
Harry, Police Chief
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Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.

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Charley e l'angelo  »

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Kurt Russell and Kathleen Cody started their off screen romance during this film, which continued through their second Disney film together, Superdad (1973). See more »

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The Angel formerly Roy Zerney: Oh those earthly things just fade away.
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Livin' One Day At The Time
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Excellent Family Film with Good Message
18 July 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent family film and I disagree with the previous reviewer. I think Fred MacMurray was an expert at playing the father on television and I don't think this movie is any exception. He was just perfect for the part and really fathers can be any age. This is also a movie with a good message about making the best of your relationships while you have the chance, giving quality time and not just "providing" for your family. The father in the movie is very absorbed with providing for his family, but has forgotten what is most important. His children & wife are growing away from him and he doesn't even know it. It takes an angel to help him "wake up" and to give him that 2nd chance to start over. Excellent and I hope it is released on DVD soon.


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