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Charley and the Angel (1973)

Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Will Stanton (novel), Roswell Rogers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred MacMurray ... Charley Appleby
Cloris Leachman ... Nettie Appleby
Harry Morgan ... The Angel formerly Roy Zerney
Kurt Russell ... Ray Ferris
Kathleen Cody ... Leonora Appleby
Vincent Van Patten ... Willie Appleby
Scott C. Kolden ... Rupert Appleby (as Scott Kolden)
George Lindsey ... Pete, Handyman
Edward Andrews ... Ernie, Banker
Richard Bakalyan ... Buggs
Barbara Nichols ... Sadie
Kelly Thordsen ... Policeman
Liam Dunn ... Dr. Sprague
Larry D. Mann ... Felix
George O'Hanlon ... Harry, Police Chief
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Storyline

Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.

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A heavenly SUPER (natural) COMEDY!

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charley e l'angelo See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Kurt Russell and Kathleen Cody started their off screen romance during this film, which continued through their second Disney film together, Superdad (1973). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie they talk about summer is almost over. The 2nd day at the store he is by a calendar on the wall that says August. Then when Charley gets home his sons gave him a card for Father's Day and he said, That's right, Sunday is Father's Day. So that means it would be June. See more »

Quotes

The Angel formerly Roy Zerney: Oh those earthly things just fade away.
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Soundtracks

Livin' One Day At The Time
By Shane Tatum and Ed Scott
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Excellent Family Film with Good Message
18 July 2004 | by kittykinsSee all my reviews

This is an excellent family film and I disagree with the previous reviewer. I think Fred MacMurray was an expert at playing the father on television and I don't think this movie is any exception. He was just perfect for the part and really fathers can be any age. This is also a movie with a good message about making the best of your relationships while you have the chance, giving quality time and not just "providing" for your family. The father in the movie is very absorbed with providing for his family, but has forgotten what is most important. His children & wife are growing away from him and he doesn't even know it. It takes an angel to help him "wake up" and to give him that 2nd chance to start over. Excellent and I hope it is released on DVD soon.


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