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Sweet Charity

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
6.78 /10
Shirley MacLaine , Chita Rivera , Ricardo Montalban
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Directed by: Bob Fosse
Written by: Neil Simon, songs by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields , Based on Fellini's film, Nights of Cabiria.

Released: 1969
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 149

The amorous encounters of a dance hall hostess (Shirley MacLaine, pictured centre).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Bob Fosse’s debut as a choreographer-director is a dynamic affair, enthusiastically performed by Shirley Maclaine as a tart with a heart. Unfairly panned on release, it is very enjoyable if a little long (and the last half-hour is downbeat, for a musical). Highlights include Big Spender and the big rooftop dance number, There Must Be Something Better Than This.

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