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Sweet Charity

Broadway legend Bob Fosse's first Hollywood directing assignment was this 1969 adaptation of Neil Simon's musical stage play (itself an adaptation of Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria). Shirley MacLaine stars as the titular "taxi dancer" who dreams of meeting a nice young man--despite the fact that every man she meets is a sleaze bag. Unable to find love, our vulnerable heroine entertains two co-workers with outrageously fantasized tales of her romantic life. Hit songs include "(Hey,) Big Spender" and "If My Freinds Could See Me Now." 149 minutes G.