The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon (1961) The United States Steel Hour


Charlie Gordon, a mentally challenged man who is eager to learn, is given an experimental operation to increase his intelligence to genius level. The experiment seems to work, until one of the lab animals the procedure was tested on begins to lose its intelligence…

Director: Fielder Cook.
Writers: James Yaffe (adapted by), Daniel Keyes (from the story “Flowers for Algernon”).
Stars: Cliff Robertson, Mona Freeman, Maxwell Shaw, Joanna Roos, Gerald S. O’Loughlin, Ira Barmak.
Composer: Ralph Norman Wilkinson.


Grabbed this rare and brilliant piece of ’60s television history from UCLA’s Film & Television Archive YT channel, logo blurred (thank you, Tristan!) and commercials trimmed without re-encoding with Losslesscut.

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  1. Nick
    May 21, 2023

    Charlie! Many thanks for uploading this rarity!!!

  2. Torin Doyle
    May 22, 2023

    Good episode. Poor little mouse though. 🐁

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