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Charade (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 5 December 1963 (USA)
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Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?



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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete credited cast:
Dominique Minot ...
Jacques Marin ...
Insp. Edouard Grandpierre
Paul Bonifas ...
Mr. Felix
Thomas Chelimsky ...


Regina Lampert, a Paris based American, has decided to divorce her Swiss husband, Charles Lampert, because of the secrets and lies that have pervaded their marriage, she coming to the conclusion that she no longer loves him and really knows nothing about him. Before she can make that request to Charles, he is found dead, seemingly pushed off a Paris to Bordeaux train. While Regina was on holiday in Megève, Charles sold all their possessions making $250,000 in the process, and seemed to be on his way to the coast to leave the country for South America probably for good. The money, however, was not among his possessions on the train, those possessions which are returned to Regina. Regina further learns from Hamilton Bartholomew of the CIA that they were after him, Charles Lampert only the primary alias he has been using of late. During WWII, Charles, a member of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), absconded with $250,000 worth of their gold bars that were destined for the French ... Written by Huggo

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5 December 1963 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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Italian censorship visa #41848 delivered on 30-12-1963. See more »


Scobie is covering "Dyle" with a gun held in his artificial hand, so there's no way that he can pull the trigger. See more »


[first lines]
Jean-Louis Gaudet: Oh, la!
Reggie Lampert: Don't tell me, you didn't know it was loaded. Sylvie! Oh. Can't he do something constructive, like start an avalanche or something?
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Referenced in Remington Steele: A Steele at Any Price (1983) See more »


Lyric: Johnny Mercer,
Music: Henry Mancini
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Who buried this film?
29 April 1999 | by (Ann Arbor, MI) – See all my reviews

When I first saw "Charade", I was convinced for the longest time this was a Hitchcock movie. Small wonder; Hitchcock all but set the standard for quality mystery films. Still, I give director Donen my sincerest apologies. Anyway, where did this film go?? Its tasteful humor, colorful characters and intelligent plot make "Charade" one of the best mystery movies ever made, but it's not well known even among classic films.

"Look for it. Look as hard and as fast as you can." This film ranks with "Clue", "The Name of the Rose" and "The 39 Steps" as one of the most enjoyable mysteries of all time. Makes a great dating/party movie.

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