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A husband and wife discuss three incidents that occurred in various situations.

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Roy Kellino

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Scott Forbes (episode), Bruce Lester (episode) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
James Mason ... The Murderer / Maj. Linden / Jonah Watson
Pamela Mason ... The Artist / Pamela / Baroness Tanslan / Lilly
Scott Forbes ... Capt. Stamm
Paul Cavanagh ... Col. Heisler
Bruce Lester ... Capt. van Buren
John Dodsworth John Dodsworth ... Lt. Meyerdorf
Judy Osborne Judy Osborne ... Dotty
Sean McClory ... Jack Stuydevant
Vince Barnett ... Berg
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A man will go far to find out about life and love... very far indeed!

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Trivia

When asked to comment on the film in 1974 Mason said, "I had hoped that this curiosity would be lost without trace." See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Adorable vignettes starring the Masons
28 June 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

What a cute movie! Real life spouses James and Pamela Mason are shown talking in their living room, discussing what it would be like to produce a movie. Pamela insists James is an actor at heart and he'll never produce anything, and James suggests, to make things easier, they gather three short stories for their make-believe film and act in it themselves. Then, they do!

Split into three vignettes, with scenes of the Masons in-between, Charade has something for everyone to love. If you like murder mysteries, rags-to-riches stories, romances, period pieces, French love, humor, drama, or suspense, this movie has it all. Plus, it's very cute to see them together with four different types of chemistry. You can only imagine how fun it was for them to create and film these love stories together. James Mason fans will adore seeing him "at home"-all that's missing are a couple dozen cats walking around!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 September 1954 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Duel at Dawn See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Portland Pictures See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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