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Charly ★★★ 1968

A retarded man becomes intelligent after brain surgery, then romances a kindly caseworker before slipping back into retardation. Moving account is well served by leads Robertson and Bloom. Adapted from the Daniel Keyes novel “Flowers for Algernon.” 103m/C VHS, DVD . Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney, Dick Van Patten, William Dwyer; D: Ralph Nelson; W: Stirling Silliphant. Oscars '68: Actor (Robertson); Golden Globes '69: Screenplay; Natl. Bd. of Review '68: Actor (Robertson).