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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?

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Peter Joshua
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Regina Lampert
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Hamilton Bartholomew
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Tex Panthollow
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Herman Scobie
Dominique Minot ...
Sylvie Gaudet
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Leopold W. Gideon
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Insp. Edouard Grandpierre
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Mr. Felix
Thomas Chelimsky ...
Jean-Louis Gaudet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Arian ...
Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Claudine Berg ...
Maid (uncredited)
Marcel Bernier ...
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)
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Man in Elevator (uncredited) (voice)
Colin Drake ...
Hamilton Bartholomew (uncredited)
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Man Smoking Cigarette in Nightclub (uncredited)
Jean Gold ...
Man Who Writes in the Terrace of the Cafe (uncredited)
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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)
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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

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Stanley Donen

Written by

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

Produced by

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

Music by

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Henry Mancini

Cinematography by

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Charles Lang ... director of photography (as Charles Lang Jr.)

Film Editing by

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Jim Clark ... (as James Clark)

Art Direction by

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Jean d'Eaubonne ... (as Jean D'Eaubonne)

Makeup Department

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Alberto De Rossi ... makeup artist (as Alberto de'Rossi)
John O'Gorman ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Edward Muhl ... in charge of production
Léopold Schlosberg ... production manager (as Leopold Schlosberg)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marc Maurette ... assistant director

Art Department

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Auguste Capelier ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Jacques Carrère ... sound mixer (as Jacques Carrere)
Bob Jones ... sound mixer
Allan Morrison ... dubbing editor

Special Effects by

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Wally Armitage ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Brian Gamby ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Garth Inns ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Stunts

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Claude Carliez ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Henri Persin ... second unit cameraman
Henri Tiquet ... camera operator
Vincent Rossell ... still photographer (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Robert Ellis ... animator

Music Department

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Sue Allen ... chorus (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)

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

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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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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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Due to the suspense, the presence of Cary Grant, the structure of the screenplay, and the frequent plot twists, many people believe this was a Sir Alfred Hitchcock film. Hitchcock was not involved in the making of the film at all. This confusion has prompted fans of the film to call it "the best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made." 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 »
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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