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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?

  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations.
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Peter Joshua
Regina Lampert
Hamilton Bartholomew
Tex Panthollow
Herman Scobie
Dominique Minot ...
Sylvie Gaudet
Leopold W. Gideon
Insp. Edouard Grandpierre
Mr. Felix
Thomas Chelimsky ...
Jean-Louis Gaudet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Arian ...
Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Claudine Berg ...
Maid (uncredited)
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)
Man in Elevator (uncredited) (voice)
Colin Drake ...
Hamilton Bartholomew (uncredited)
Man Smoking Cigarette in Nightclub (uncredited)
Jean Gold ...
Man Who Writes in the Terrace of the Cafe (uncredited)
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 EURESCO (uncredited)
Jacques Préboist ...
Ice Cream Salesman (uncredited)
Man in Elevator / Voice of Marine (uncredited)
Anthony Stuart ...
British Representative in EURESCO (uncredited)
Michel Thomass ...
Embassy Driver (uncredited)
André Tomasi ...
Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Roger Trapp ...
Mortuary Employee (uncredited)
Louis Viret ...
Hallmark Employee in the Subway (uncredited)

Directed by

Stanley Donen

Written by

Peter Stone ... (screenplay)
Peter Stone ... (story) and
Marc Behm ... (story)

Produced by

Stanley Donen ... producer
James H. Ware ... associate producer (as James Ware)

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)

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)


Claude Carliez ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
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)
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (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)
Ronny 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)
Ray Sherman ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Jack Sperling ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco ... musician (uncredited) (guitars)
Eric Tomlinson ... music engineer (uncredited)
John Williams ... musician: piano (uncredited)

Additional Crew

Maurice Binder ... main title designed by
Arthur Carroll ... production executive
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Is Anyone Really Who They Seem To Be? See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Unsuspecting Wife (United States)
  • Scharade (Germany)
  • Charada (Spain)
  • Hvem svindler hvem? (Norway)
  • Charade - farligt spel (Finland, Swedish title)
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  • 113 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia It was agreed Cary Grant would keep all of his clothes on when he took a shower, as he was nearly sixty and slightly overweight. However, they then decided the scene was funnier that way. See more »
Goofs The sign outside the embassy would not read "American Embassy." It would read "Embassy of the United States of America" or "Ambassade des États-Unis d'Amérique." See more »
Movie Connections Edited into 365 Days, also Known as a Year (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Charade See more »
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 »
Quotes Reggie Lampert: Is there a Mrs. Cruikshank...?
Adam Canfield: Yes.
Reggie Lampert: But you're divorced.
Adam Canfield: No...
Reggie Lampert: [Regina's face falls] Oh.
Adam Canfield: [Brian/Adam gets out his wallet to show her the picture] My mother, she lives in Detroit, you'd like her, she'd like you too.
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