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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?

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Director:
Writers:
Peter Stone (screenplay)
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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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Audrey fingers Cary's dimpled chin and asks, "How do you shave in there?" See more (241 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)
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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
 
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Additional Details

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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:
Thomas Chelimsky was dubbed by a French woman.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Peter Joshua is sprayed with a water gun by Jean-Louis, the water patterns on his jacket vary between shots.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Love Among Thieves (1987) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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74 out of 97 people found the following review useful.
Audrey fingers Cary's dimpled chin and asks, "How do you shave in there?", 29 April 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

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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