Spun from a stage musical also directed and choreographed by Fosse, Sweet Charity stars a winsome Shirley MacLaine as a dance-hall hostess looking for love.
Fosse fought with the producers to retain the gritty texture of both the play and the original Italian film (Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria). Check out this cast: Sammy Davis Jr., Ricardo Montalbán, Chita Rivera, Toni Basil, and Bud Cort as a hippie. With splashy, wild dance numbers and extraordinary cinematic effects that make the camera one of the dancers, the film is both highly entertaining and one of the sleaziest G-rated movies ever made. (1969, 149 min, 35mm)