Charly (1968)

Racing Algernon

Dr. Strauss (Lilia Skala) and Alice (Claire Bloom) test Charly’s (Cliff Robertson) brain against the wits of a mouse.

Directed by Ralph Nelson.

Released in 1968 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Therapist
  • character-type: Professor
  • character-type: Animal
  • character-type: Friend
  • character-type: Teacher
  • character-type: Student
  • action: Race
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Romance
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Tearjerkers
  • secondary-genre: Romantic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Medical Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
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  • mood: Brainy
  • prop: Watch
  • prop: Animal
  • prop: Table
  • prop: Pencil
  • setting: Laboratory
  • theme: Defeat
  • theme: Encouragement
  • actor: Dick Van Patten
  • actor: Lilia Skala
  • actor: Cliff Robertson
  • actor: Claire Bloom
  • director: Ralph Nelson
  • producer: Selig J. Seligman
  • cinematographer: Arthur J. Ornitz
  • composer: Ravi Shankar
  • editor: Fredric Steinkamp
  • costume-designer: Hazel Roy
  • production-designer: John DeCuir
  • role-name: Dr. Anna Straus
  • role-name: Alice Kinian
  • role-name: Bert
  • role-name: Charly Gordon
  • screenwriter: Stirling Silliphant
  • year: 1968
  • studio: MGM