Charly (1968) Trailer

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Charly 1968 - Trailer

Charly 1968  Trailer
Year: 1968
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
Type: Trailers
Duration: 2M16S
Cast: Cliff Robertson, Donald Warnock, Dan Morgan, Claire Bloom, Dick Van Patten, Randee Lynne Jensen, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney, Ruth White, Edward McNally, Barney Martin, William Dwyer, Leon Collins, Harry Cooper, Frank Dolan, Ralph Nelson
Director(s): Ralph Nelson

Trailer: Charly (1968)

An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius.

Made using scenes from Charly (1968) and the song Pandora by Immediate Music. via UvaSEP


Charly is an adult male with a cognitive disability struggling to survive in the modern world. His frequent attempts at learning, reading, and writing prove difficult. His teacher, Miss Kinian, takes Charly to the clinic where he is observed by doctors who have Charly "race" a mouse, Algernon. Algernon is usually the winner thanks to an experiment that greatly raised his intelligence. This experiment is given to Charly, who at first does not seem affected. However, he becomes more logically advanced, eventually becoming a pure genius. Emotional and intra-personal consequences are involved when Charly learns the truth of the experiment, and struggles with whether or not the procedure was a good idea.