Charade (1953)

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



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Cast overview:
The Murderer / Maj. Linden / Jonah Watson
Pamela Mason ...
The Artist / Pamela / Baroness Tanslan / Lilly
Capt. Stamm
Col. Heisler
Bruce Lester ...
Capt. van Buren
John Dodsworth ...
Lt. Meyerdorf
Judy Osborne ...
Sean McClory ...
Jack Stuydevant
Vince Barnett ...


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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21 May 1957 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Duel at Dawn  »

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Did You Know?


When asked to comment on the film in 1974 Mason said, "I had hoped that this curiosity would be lost without trace." See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown on "sketchpad" paper. The closing credits are shown on a sketchpad, which is in book form and the pages automatically turn to reveal the next credits. See more »


Referenced in Criminal Minds: Unknown Subject (2012) See more »

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Whimsical and well-made trio of short films...
24 February 2002 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 2/24/2002 - 6 out of 10(Dir-Roy Kellino): Whimsical and well-made trio of short films made by the husband & wife team of James and Pamela Mason. This movie plays out like a pet project of the couple which it probably was and shows how well-rounded an acting talent James Mason is. His wife isn't bad either which I'm surprised I haven't seen her in other things. The first short is kind of a murder mystery, the second is kind of a romantic drama, and the third is a sort of light comedy piece. They all are done well with the last being the weakest and the in-between sketches discussion between the husband and wife add kind of a commentary feel to the movie. On DVD with 1963(Charade) movie put out by Madacy Entertainment despite the lack of similarity between the two except the title.

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