U.S. Steel Hour: "The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon." Original air date: February 22, 1961.
In this teleplay adaptation of Daniel Keyes' noted short story “Flowers for Algernon,” Cliff Robertson portrays a gentle, disabled young man who undergoes a highly experimental treatment to increase his mental capacity. Robertson received an Emmy nomination for his sensitive work and would go on to win an Oscar for his reprisal of the eponymous role in the feature film Charly (1968).
Preserved at UCLA Film & Television Archive from 2" tape master. Director: Fielder Cook. Writer: James Yaffe. Cast: Cliff Robertson, Mona Freeman, Maxwell Shaw, Joanna Roos, Gerald O'Laughlin. Based on the short story “Flowers for Algernon,” by Daniel Keyes.
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