When Charly, a mentally challenged man undergoes experimental brain surgery, he is miraculously freed from the prison of his own mind. As his IQ soars to genius levels, Charly's eyes are opened to a world he's never truly seen. But when the effects of the operation inexplicably fade, Charly must find a way to halt his regression before his own mind destroys his life, his newfound romance, and the man he's become. Based on the Daniel Keyes novel "Flowers for Algernon". Starring Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, & Lila Skala. Directed by Ralph Nelson.