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My Sweet Charlie

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(NBC, 1/20/1970, 120 mins). A pregnant white southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run, meet in a boarded-up house in rural Texas and develop a close friendship for their mutual survival. Patty Duke won an Emmy for her acting the first given to a TV movie performance and Richard Levinson and William Link were given Emmys for their original teleplay. In the spring of 1970, “My Sweet Charlie” received a limited theatrical release, including a Manhattan showing, none too successfully. Adapted from David Westheimer’s 1965 novel (and, later, play).

Production Companies Bob Banner Associates, Universal Television. Director Lamont Johnson. Executive Producer Bob Banner. Producers Richard Levinson, William Link. Teleplay Richard Levinson, William Link. Based on the novel and play by David Westheimer. Photography Gene Polito. Music Gil Melle. Editor Edward M. Abroms. Art Director Robert Luthardt.

Cast Patty Duke (Marlene Chambers), Al Freeman Jr. (Charles Roberts), Ford Rainey (Treadwell), William Hardy (Mr. Larrabee), Chris Wilson (Mrs. Larrabee), Archie Moore (Morgan), Noble Willingham (Grady).

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