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 Regina knows where the money they say Charles stole, is. 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, suspensful, and stylish. Fall in love with Paris and a wonderful cast in this well-loved Stanley Donen film.Written by
The voice of the U.S. Marine in front of the Embassy was dubbed by Screenwriter Peter Stone. See more »
Charles' body, thrown from a fast-moving train, could not possibly have fallen straight away from the camera in the opening scene. See more »
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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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 »
'Charade' is an engaging suspenseful whodunit thriller. Credit goes to the writer for the clever story and the director for bringing it so brilliantly on screen. Of course, for me it was quite easy to predict who the killer was but I liked how the mystery unfolds and the locations are a charming addition. The charismatic Grant and the beautiful Hepburn form a slightly odd but funnily romantic couple. There's certainly no doubt that both are great actors and they share a very warm chemistry. Walter Matthau too is funnily (and quite suitably) awkward. The rest if the cast contribute well. 'Charade' is truly one classic thriller and even today it remains a very enjoyable film. It certainly stood the test of time and even non-classic fans will enjoy this one.
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