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Charade (1963)

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Romance and suspense 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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Storyline

Regina is about to divorce her husband when she finds that he has been murdered after converting every penny they owned to cash, which is also missing. She meets Cary Grant who changes his name every 15 minutes or so and is interested in her husband's money, which seems to have come from a WWII payroll he stole. His partners in crime are also very interested in where the money is, as he stole it from them as well. Everyone assumes Regina MUST know where the money is. The situation becomes more tense when the searchers begin turning up dead. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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cia | cia agent | suspense | trust | impostor | See more »

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It's a guessing game of mirth and mystery! See more »


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Release Date:

5 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Charade  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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When Cary Grant grew customarily unsure of whether or not he should do the film, Natalie Wood was seriously considered as the leading lady for a younger male co-star. See more »

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The lights on the Seine tour boat go out, but in the long shot they are still working. See more »

Quotes

[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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Charade
Lyric: Johnny Mercer,
Music: Henry Mancini
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Audrey fingers Cary's dimpled chin and asks, "How do you shave in there?"
29 April 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Just one of the many marvelous moments in "Charade", one of Cary Grant's and Audrey Hepburn's best films. There's a quarter of a million dollars floating around instant-widow Hepburn but nobody can SEE IT (it's right in front of their eyes). Filled with running jokes, colorful and eccentric oddities (such as trenchcoat-wearing George Kennedy with his hook and the little guy who won't stop sneezing), funny set-pieces (like the funeral scene, and Audrey's priceless exaggerated reactions) and suspenseful sequences, not to mention Audrey and Cary looking smashing together. This is one of 50 best films ever made, as good as "Casablanca" and "My Fair Lady". In fact, I think it's better.


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