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A husband and wife discuss three incidents that occurred in various situations.

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The Murderer / Maj. Linden / Jonah Watson
Pamela Mason ...
The Artist / Pamela / Baroness Tanslan / Lilly
Scott Forbes ...
Capt. Stamm
Paul Cavanagh ...
Col. Heisler
Bruce Lester ...
Capt. van Buren
John Dodsworth ...
Lt. Meyerdorf
Judy Osborne ...
Dotty
Sean McClory ...
Jack Stuydevant
Vince Barnett ...
Berg
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A husband and wife discuss three incidents that occurred in various situations.

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A man will go far to find out about life and love... very far indeed!

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Duel at Dawn  »

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Star/co-writer Pamela Mason was married to co-star James Mason, and had formerly been married to director Roy Kellino. See more »

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Better Than Expected
24 July 2006 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

I bought a video of this Charade months ago and was almost afraid to watch it after reading Sheridan Morley's comments about it in the biography he wrote about James Mason. (If Morley's account of Mason's life is to be believed, he threw opportunity for real Hollywood stardom away with both hands.) I was pleasantly surprised as it was a delightful film, perfect for the small screen. The stories were charmingly portrayed, the acting was fine, but I doubt Pamela would have had much of an acting career without James' coattails to ride on. I actually liked the last story the best. James as Jeeves was particularly funny to me. You could see him switch gears and Viola - there was Diello from Five Fingers.

Having said that, it is clear to me that James and Pamela really had a desire to be creative above any desire for James to be a Hollywood star. One of their early efforts was an independent film James and Pamela wrote, produced (with her ex-husband, Roy Kellino), starred in and distributed. It's called "I Met A Murderer" and despite the hokey title, it's very good.


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