Thursday, May 23, 2013

Charade(1963). The following suggestions will help keep your garments looking their best.

Charade(1963). Is a suspenseful and fun, romantic comedy/mystery directed by Stanley Donen. Cast: Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, and Jacques Marin.

The film is best known for: Grant and Hepburn's on screen chemistry and  having been filmed on location in Paris, for Henry Mancini's score and theme song (Charade song), and for the animated titles by Maurice Binder. It has been referred to as "the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made."

Reggie Lampert, is on a skiing trip when tells her friend Sylvie Gaudel, that she has decided to divorce her husband Charles. After finding out that her husband has been murdered after taking all their money out in cash, which is also missing. She then meets a charming stranger, Peter Joshua, who changes his name at a drop of a hat:

Reggie Lampert: "So it's goodbye Alexander Dyle and welcome home Peter Joshua".

Adam Canfield: (shakes his head) "Sorry the name is Adam Canfield".

Reggie Lampert: "Adam Canfield? Wonderful! Do you realize you've had three names in the past two days? I don't even know who I'm talking to any more!"

His partners in crime are also very interested in where the money is. To make matters worse everyone believes Regina is hiding the money. Things become complicated when the bad guys start turning up dead. One never knows whether Gary Grant is a good guy or a bad guy.

Video: It was agreed that Cary Grant would not remove his shirt in the shower scene since he was nearly sixty and slightly overweight.


  1. I love this movie. It's one of my top 10 faves of the 1960's! The chemistry between Cary and Audrey was fantastic, and Cary was drop-dead gorgeous. I don't care if he was over 60 fine wine, the man improved with age! I love the gray in his hair!!

    While some may compare it to a Hitchcock film, I have always felt it had James Bond-like qualities. Actually, I like it better than any Bond movie I ever saw.

    1. I agree.. it does remind me a little of a James Bond movie..

  2. How can you not love this film?? Cary, Audrey, Paris - a perfect recipe for a sweet vacation from reality!

  3. I've been trying to pin my daughter down to get her to watch "Charade" with me for what seems like years! She had me watch "The Hobbit" and all those Marvel super-heroes, so I think it's time.

  4. I think so too. Charade, is a wonderful film.. you never know she may become one of her favorite films..


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