In this beautifully restored Bob Fosse classic, Shirley MacLaine plays a tireless optimist on a quest to join the ranks of respectable society and leave behind the seedy New York City cabaret where she works as a hostess.
“SWEET CHARITY is, in short, a terrific musical film.” – Variety
“SWEET CHARITY boasts a bold and expressive visual style. Employing a wide range of in-vogue techniques—zooms, freeze frames, rhythmic editing, SWEET CHARITY looks like no other Broadway adaptation of the time.” – Amanda McQueen, Cinematheque
“Fosse’s choreographic conceptions are intensely dramatic, and the movie has some of the best dancing in American musicals of the period.” – Pauline Kael, The New Yorker