Charly Overview:

Charly (1968) was a Drama - Science Fiction Film directed by Ralph Nelson and produced by Ralph Nelson and Selig J. Seligman.

The film was based on the novel Flowers for Algernon and also Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Short Story written by Daniel Keyes published in 1966 (novel); April 1959 (magazine).

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

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A Man Against a Mouse: Cliff Robertson in Charly (1968)

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Alice Kinnian: They say, Charly, that true love is letting go.


Charly Gordon: Marry me, pretty girl, marry me.
Alice Kinnian: We will marry at... quarter past Wednesday on the 74th of November, and our anniversary will happily be... on those days where we both remember.


Alice Kinnian: [writes a sentence on the blackboard for Charly to punctuate] Punctuate it. Go ahead, punctuate it.
[Charly does, and does it correctly]
Alice Kinnian: That's very good!
Charly Gordon: Now I have something for you to punctuate!
[Turns over blackboard where he has written a sentence]
Alice Kinnian: That does not make sense!
Charly Gordon: [Starts to punctuate it] 'That that is
[adds a comma]
Charly Gordon: , is
[adds a period]
Charly Gordon: . That that is not
[adds a comma]
Charly Gordon: , is not
[adds a period]
Charly Gordon: .'
Alice Kinnian: [Figures it out] 'Is that it?'
Charly Gordon: 'It is!'
Alice Kinnian: So. Student surpasses the teacher!
[Charly nods eagerly]


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Cliff Robertson saw more than one TV production he'd starred in turned into hit movies with other actors (such as Days of Wine and Roses), so when he starred in the 1961 The United States Steel Hour production of "The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon," based on the novel "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes, he bought the rights and later was responsible for turning that story into this film.
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