Sweet Charity Overview:

Sweet Charity (1969) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Bob Fosse and produced by Robert Arthur.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb; Set Decoration: Jack D. MooreNominated
Best Costume DesignEdith HeadNominated
Best Music - ScoringAdaptation score by Cy ColemanNominated

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Musical Monday: Sweet Charity (1969)

on Aug 10, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Sweet Charity?(1969) ? Music... Read full article

Sweet Charity (1969) (2)

By Angela on Jan 3, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

When Charity (Shirley MacLaine) isn’t dancing at the Fandango Ballroom, she’s desperately on the search for love.? When we first meet Charity, she’s positively elated over the fact that she thinks she’s finally found the love of her life.? But when they meet up on a bridge in... Read full article

Sweet Charity (1969) (1)

By Kristen on Jul 5, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

I mentioned in my review of Lenny awhile back that I had one final “directed by Bob Fosse” film to watch and it was Sweet Charity. ?The sad thing is I should have stopped at Lenny because Sweet Charity, Fosse’s first film and first box office bomb, has every right to be. ?The film,... Read full article

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The company was filming on the day Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Actress Paula Kelly was so upset that she couldn't work. Director/choreographer Bob Fosse didn't quite understand, as he was so passionate about making the film. Nevertheless, he let everyone go home early.
Original producer Ross Hunter dropped out after a conflict with director Bob Fosse over how to handle the racy story line.
Shirley MacLaine was working with a painful infected tooth that required root canal treatment, yet she was such a trouper that she kept it a secret so as not to hold up production. She wrote that she was in so much pain, she could't even remember filming one of the exhausting Bob Fosse dance numbers.
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