IMDb > Charade (1963)
Charade
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Charade (1963) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 52 | slideshow) Videos (see all 3)
Charade -- Audrey Hepburn stars as Reggie, a woman targeted by ruthless killers for her murdered husband's fortune. Cary Grant plays Peter Joshua, a charming bachelor trying to help.  Together they try to unravel the secrets to Reggie's husband's hidden fortune.
Charade -- 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?

Overview

User Rating:
8.0/10   41,452 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 10% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Peter Stone (screenplay)
Peter Stone (story) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Charade on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
5 December 1963 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Is Anyone Really Who They Seem To Be? See more »
Plot:
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? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(92 articles)
Why Id like to be John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 7 August 2014, 11:30 PM, PDT)

Short Experimental Film: Charade
 (From Underground Film Journal. 30 April 2014, 6:00 AM, PDT)

New on Video: ‘Sabrina’
 (From SoundOnSight. 17 April 2014, 9:01 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
A Truthful Whitefoot Or A Lying Blackfoot See more (243 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Peter Joshua

Audrey Hepburn ... Regina Lampert

Walter Matthau ... Hamilton Bartholemew

James Coburn ... Tex Panthollow

George Kennedy ... Herman Scobie
Dominique Minot ... Sylvie Gaudet

Ned Glass ... Leopold W. Gideon
Jacques Marin ... Insp. Edouard Grandpierre
Paul Bonifas ... Mr. Felix - Stamp Dealer
Thomas Chelimsky ... Jean-Louis Gaudet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Arian ... Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Claudine Berg ... Maid (uncredited)
Marcel Bernier ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Georges Billy ... Man in Stamp Market (uncredited)
Albert Daumergue ... Man in Stamp Market (uncredited)
Raoul Delfosse ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Lucien Desagneaux ... Passer-by in the Public Garden (uncredited)
Stanley Donen ... Man in Elevator (voice) (uncredited)
Colin Drake ... Hamilton Bartholomew (uncredited)
Jean Gold ... Man Who Writes in the Terrace of the Cafe (uncredited)
Chantal Goya ... Extra (uncredited)
Clément Harari ... German Tourist (uncredited)
Monte Landis ... Master of Ceremonies at Les Black Sheep Club (uncredited)
Bernard Musson ... Hotel Receptionnist (uncredited)
Antonio Passalia ... Italian Representative in the URESCO (uncredited)
Jacques Préboist ... Ice Cream Salesman (uncredited)
Peter Stone ... Man in Elevator / Voice of Marine (uncredited)
Anthony Stuart ... British Representative in the URESCO (uncredited)
Michel Thomass ... Embassy Driver (uncredited)
André Tomasi ... Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Roger Trapp ... Mortuary Employee (uncredited)
Louis Viret ... Hallmark Employee in the Subway (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
Peter Stone (screenplay)

Peter Stone (story) and
Marc Behm (story)

Produced by
Stanley Donen .... producer
James H. Ware .... associate producer (as James Ware)
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles Lang Jr.)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Clark  (as James Clark)
 
Art Direction by
Jean d'Eaubonne  (as Jean D'Eaubonne)
 
Costume Design by
Hubert de Givenchy (gowns: Miss Hepburn)
 
Makeup Department
Alberto De Rossi .... makeup artist (as Alberto de'Rossi)
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Edward Muhl .... in charge of production
Léopold Schlosberg .... production manager (as Leopold Schlosberg)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Maurette .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Auguste Capelier .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Jacques Carrère .... sound mixer (as Jacques Carrere)
Bob Jones .... sound mixer
Allan Morrison .... dubbing editor
 
Special Effects by
Wally Armitage .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Brian Gamby .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Stader .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri Persin .... second unit cameraman
Henri Tiquet .... camera operator
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Robert Ellis .... animator
 
Music Department
Sue Allen .... chorus (uncredited)
Perry Botkin Jr. .... chorus (uncredited)
Rolly Bundock .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: vibes (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Peggy Clark .... chorus (uncredited)
John Drake .... chorus (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist (uncredited)
Ian Freebairn-Smith .... chorus (uncredited)
Dominic Frontiere .... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Douglas Gamley .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ronnie Lang .... musician: reeds (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... conductor (uncredited)
Gene Merlino .... chorus (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Jimmy Rowles .... musician: piano (uncredited)
John Scott .... musician: flute, saxophone (uncredited)
Jack Sheldon .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Jack Sperling .... musician: drums (uncredited)
John Williams .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... title designer: main title
Arthur Carroll .... production executive
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
113 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:G (alternate rating) | Australia:X (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | France:U | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:6 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1991) (2001) (2002) (2003) (2007) (2011) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #20428) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
It was agreed that Cary Grant would not remove his shirt in the shower scene since he was nearly sixty and slightly overweight.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant arrive at the stamp market, workers on ladders can be seen starting to put a new cover on the completely roofless Berkeley Café in the background. However a few minutes later, when Grant runs to catch a cab, the building is directly behind him, and the new roof is long since complete.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?
See more »
Movie Connections:
References My Fair Lady (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
CharadeSee more »

FAQ

What are all of Peter's aliases?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
What is 'Charade' about?
See more »
13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Truthful Whitefoot Or A Lying Blackfoot, 16 January 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Audrey Hepburn's husband who only married her months earlier is seen being thrown off a train in his pajamas. Turns out she didn't know a whole lot about him, mainly the fact that he had stolen a lot of money from the OSS during World War II and double-crossed his partners in the heist. Now they and the government are looking for the money from her.

All that's been left to her as far as her husband's things are the contents of a Lufthansa travel bag and the rather mundane contents of said bag.

It's all one big Charade for Audrey, she doesn't know who to believe. She'd like to believe Cary Grant and who wouldn't, but every time she turns around Grant's got a different character name. He has a total of four during the film. The others are James Coburn, George Kennedy, Ned Glass, and Walter Matthau.

Charade boasts a fast moving plot and great location photography in both Paris and the Swiss Alps. It also has a nice musical score with a title song that was up for an Oscar that year. If the song Charade had won it would have been an unprecedented three wins in a row for the songwriting team of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. But the song lost to Call Me Irresponsible from Papa's Delicate Condition.

It's ironic that Cary Grant at the last minute backed out of doing Sabrina because he thought the contrast in age between him and Audrey Hepburn would not be believed by the audience. Maybe so, but they do make a nice couple here and apparently he changed his mind along the way.

We should be glad he did.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (243 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Charade (1963)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
One major difference between Charade and Hitchcock films Patmratm
Super movie with 4 holes superdavey
Stamps Question braveulysses
You Only Live Twice main title? alfoldig
Cary Grant's Dual Lives jmkeupp-1
Charade Region 2 DVD quality turkeycat
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Bourne Identity European Vacation Psycho The Truth About Charlie Thunderball
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.