G | | Comedy, Drama, Music
Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith despite endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it.
For the various-sized U.S. movie posters, Universal had John McMartin's gray hair colored black, ostensibly to make him appear younger.
Charity Hope Valentine:
Fickle Finger of Fate!
At around 36:45, during the "Fickle Finger of Fate" scene, with Shirley MacLaine's back to the camera, the shadow of the boom mic is visible in the upper right portion of the scene.
Laserdisc version contains an alternative ending. After Oscar leaves Charity, he starts to go crazy in his apartment. He then realizes that despite Charity's faults, he really can't live without her. He finds Charity on the bridge in Central Park and, thinking she's going to jump, falls into the river. Charity jumps in after Oscar and forgives him. The two then walk off together, soaking wet, through the park. Bob Fosse thought this ending was too corny, and decided to use the depressing, yet more inspirational, ending for the film's major release.