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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
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Jack Stuydevant
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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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21 May 1957 (Denmark)  »

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Duel at Dawn  »

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In the introduction & post-vignette portions, Pamela Mason seems almost wooden, not looking where one would expect her to focus her attention... See more »

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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 »


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Stories in a trunk
12 February 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

If you're wondering the Cary Grant/Audrey Hepburn film Charade is not a remake of this. This Charade is a collection of three short stories where would be film producer James Mason and his Pamela Mason discuss some film projects and they are short stories she's written and filed away in a trunk. Some of them should have stayed there.

The Masons play the leads in all three stories. Of the three the best was the second where Mason who is a crack duelist is goaded into a duel by Scott Forbes over Pamela Mason. Only Forbes has a diabolical scheme in mind since as the challenged party Forbes gets to choose, time, place, and method.

The other two are of lesser quality, but they do show that James Mason was an actor of great versatility. Like I didn't already know that, still this is within a less than 90 minute time frame.

Mason didn't think much of it according to the Citadel Film Series book on his career. But I rather liked the second story and he underrated himself here.

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