<< Back to search << Previous | Next >>



$16.99 Add to cart

Directed by Lamont Johnson
Starring: Patty Duke, Al Freeman Jr., Ford Rainey
Genres: Based On Book, Based On Play, Black, Drama
97 minutes | Full screen | Color | English

Having tried and failed to produce the David Westheimer novel and play My Sweet Charlie as a theatrical film, Richard Levinson and William Link had to be content with making the property as a TV movie-which turned out to be one of the very best of its kind. Al Freeman, Jr. plays Charlie, a black New York lawyer falsely accused of a crime in a rural Texas town. Escaping from his tormentors, Charlie takes refuge in a boarded-up farmhouse. Here he meets another fugitive: unmarried, pregnant Marlene Chambers (Patty Duke). Hostile towards each other at first, Charlie and Marlene become friends. The story's tragic ending nonetheless holds a glimmer of hope. Emmy Awards went to star Patty Duke (the first ever given to a TV-movie actress) and to the script by Levinson and Link. First telecast January 20, 1970, My Sweet Charlie was later given a brief theatrical release.

Screen Caps

  • Show_thumb_mysweetcharlie7
  • Show_thumb_mysweetcharlie8
  • Show_thumb_mysweetcharlie6
  • Show_thumb_mysweetcharlie3
  • Show_thumb_mysweetcharlie5
  • Show_thumb_mysweetcharlie4
  • Show_thumb_mysweetcharlie2
  • Show_thumb_mysweetcharlie1