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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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Nettie Appleby
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Ray Ferris
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Leonora Appleby
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Willie Appleby
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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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Dr. Sprague
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Felix
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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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A heavenly SUPER (natural) COMEDY!

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Family | Comedy | Fantasy

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23 March 1973 (USA)  »

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Charley e l'angelo  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Half Baked tale of Deppression era
15 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Quick Quiz folks: How old was Fred MacMurray when he made this film? He was born in 1908-this film was made in 1973. He was around 65 years old-too old to be a father of 2 young boys! He's old enough to be their grandfather. So, would someone please tell me why Disney Cast MacMurray as a father? He has since worn out his role as a father since "My three sons."

I like Fred MacMurray, I consider him to be one of the best actors in Hollywood but he's all wrong here as a father. Cloris Leachman is OK as the mother, certainly better than she was in "Scavenger Hunt."

Perhaps the best performances comes from the two boys, I like the scene where they drive a car!(and they seem to be the only ones who are enjoying themselves.) Harry Morgan is fine as the angel.

So, overall this film was a half baked attempt at a feel good story of a family in the Depression. It was made at a time when Watergate broke lose and the Vietnam war-so perhaps they made this movie as an escape from that.

I enjoy this film, but Disney should have done better with the story and the casting.


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