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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
By Shane Tatum and Ed Scott
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Gaseous whimsy from Disney...
14 March 2013 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Family man and hardware store owner in the 1930s cheats death and is visited by a persnickety angel with a scheduling conflict. Fred MacMurray, his eyebrows arched in malevolent ill-will and his hair darkened black as patent-leather, plays the hero like a galumphing, sexless clod. His character of Charley never makes a wise decision, never says the proper thing at the correct time...he can't even drive on the right side of the street! As the heavenly apparition, Harry Morgan cracks wise and wastes time with dead-end lines like, "Don't worry Charley, your wife can't see or hear me." It's "Topper" for under-achievers, or perhaps children too young to know any better. Technical aspects good, but the supporting cast is filled with wheezing old-timers looking for their piece of scenery to chew on. *1/2 from ****


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