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Charade (1963)

Passed | | 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. Whom can she trust?

Director:

Stanley Donen

Writers:

Peter Stone (screenplay), Peter Stone (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cary Grant ... Peter Joshua
Audrey Hepburn ... Regina Lampert
Walter Matthau ... Hamilton Bartholomew
James Coburn ... Tex Panthollow
George Kennedy ... Herman Scobie
Dominique Minot Dominique Minot ... Sylvie Gaudet
Ned Glass ... Leopold W. Gideon
Jacques Marin ... Insp. Edouard Grandpierre
Paul Bonifas ... Mr. Felix
Thomas Chelimsky Thomas Chelimsky ... Jean-Louis Gaudet
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Storyline

When Regina Lampert's husband, Charles, is found alongside a train, murdered. In no time she's left broke, homeless, and with the French police, the American government, and 3 rather insistent men all thinking she knows where the money they say Charles stole is located. Gorgeous Audrey Hepburn and debonair Cary Grant sparkle in the film, which has been called 'the best Hitchcock film he never made'. It's fun, suspenseful, and stylish. Fall in love with Paris and a wonderful cast in this deservedly well-loved Stanley Donen film. Written by Huggo

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A merry-go-round of love, laughter, thrills and adventure...and only the unexpected can be expected...with two top stars together for the first time in the perfect holiday entertainment event... See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The voice of the U.S. Marine in front of the Embassy was dubbed by screenwriter Peter Stone. See more »

Goofs

During the Seine cruise, the rear projection plates are repeated. The boat passes the same building, the Institut de France, twice - once when Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant are standing and yet again later when they are seated. 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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Alternate Versions

When first released, Hepburn's line "at any moment we could be assassinated" was dubbed over to become "at any moment we could be eliminated" due to the Kennedy assassination. Subsequent releases have "assassinated" restored to its place in the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Charade
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
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It doesn't get any better than this...elegant Grant and Hepburn...
9 August 2002 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

If you're in the mood for a clever mixture of suspense, romance, humor and some fantastic location shots, treat yourself to CHARADE. Audrey Hepburn was never more appealing than she is here--badly in need of help to discover the whereabouts of the hidden money her late husband's enemies want to find. With her life hanging in the balance, she enlists the aid of Cary Grant--but since all is not what it seems, you're in for some surprising plot twists along a very merry ride.

Just relax and let Cary and Audrey do all the work--with the help of a great supporting cast including Walter Matthau, superb in a surprising supporting role. Stanley Donen keeps it all moving at a brisk pace and Henry Mancini's music is a sheer delight.

Highly recommended as an expert, elegant mixture of humor and suspense, even if it does seem to imitate the Hitchcock way of filmmaking.


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Country:

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Release Date:

5 December 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seine River, Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,057
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Stanley Donen Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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