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Charley and the Angel (1973)

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
Kathleen Cody ...
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
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Buggs
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Sadie
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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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23 March 1973 (USA)  »

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Charley e l'angelo  »

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Last film that Fred MacMurray made for Walt Disney Productions. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie they talk about summer is almost over. The 2nd day at the store he is by a calendar on the wall that says August. Then when Charley gets home his sons gave him a card for Father's Day and he said, That's right, Sunday is Father's Day. So that means it would be June. 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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MacMurray Disney Film a Weak Outing
4 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fred MacMurray and Cloris Leachman live in a Depression-era small country town. He has his own store and through a succession of mishaps and bad luck, he feels everything's against him. He finds his own sons idolizing another friend's father instead of himself, because he never does anything with him. Then he meets an angel, Henry Morgan, who says Fred has cheated death several times and that his end is only a matter of days, any time now. Unless he changes his money-loving ways and think of his family and real quick, he won't be here much longer. From such a serious and somewhat depressing beginning to a silly end, as the boys get a job, one not that up-and-up, (of course they're oblivious to what they're doing,) because they want to help the family out. The law goes after the mafia, which of course has something to with this questionable job of theirs. They all get thrown in this silly discombobulation of an ending. I wanted to like this movie, but it gets uneven and nonsensical by the end of it. It has its charming moments, but they are few and far between. The funniest thing is when Cloris thinks Fred has lost it, because he's talking to himself, when he's talking to the angel she can't see. If you love Fred MacMurray's Disney films, watch "The Absent-Minded Professor" and leave "Charley" to his own devices.


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