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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In what's been called 'the best Alfred Hitchcock film which he didn't direct,' a man is thrown off a train, and when the police locate his wife, it turns out she knew nothing about him - not even his real name. After her are four men, who insist she's in possession of a huge amount of money which they believe to be theirs. If she doesn't give it to them, she'll be killed. Written by Huggo

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Is Anyone Really Who They Seem To Be? See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When looking at the receipt of Charles' possessions, the date was May 4, 1963, which was Audrey Hepburn's thirty-fourth birthday. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Lampert meets Mr. Bartholemew at the American Embassy, the cups that wine is poured into appear and disappear and change positions throughout the scene. 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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Crazy Credits

During the last scene, the screen splits into a checkerboard screens showing their ending kiss along with¬†Cary Grant's funniest scenes from the movie and "The End." See more »

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

Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

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Charade
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
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a perfect piece of classy and classic entertainment
30 December 1999 | by jmcodySee all my reviews

I'll be brief. This romantic comedy thriller hybrid is an absolute treat. Starring the classiest of actors in both Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn and directed with continental style and flare by the incomparable Stanley Donen, this film is not to be missed. The photography (especially noticable in the new DVD version), Henry Macini's score, the taught and crisp script, the perfect supporting cast all add up to make a perfect piece of entertainment. I agree with many of the other IMDB writers- it is criminal that this film is not respected more. It is a blueprint of what makes a movie fun. A perfect 10 out of 10.


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Country:

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Release Date:

5 December 1963 (USA) See more »

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Charade See more »

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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Stanley Donen Films See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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