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as Peter Joshua
as Regina Lampert
as Hamilton Bartholemew
as Tex Panthollow
as Herman Scobie
as Leopold Gideon
as Inspector Edouard Grandpierre
as Sylvie Gaudet
as Jean-Louis Gaudet
as Man in Elevator
Critic Reviews for Charade
Firsttime teaming of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, a natural, gives the sophisticated romantic caper an international appeal, plus the selling points of adventure, suspense and suberb comedy.
Donen's typically slick comedy thriller, ingeniously scripted by Peter Stone, is a mammoth audience teaser.
I tell you, this light-hearted picture is full of such gruesome violence.
Audience Reviews for Charade
Audrey Hepburn's in Paris and in some trouble. Her husband has been killed and these gorillas show up suddenly grunting about one quarter of a million dollars missing. Who can she trust? The only guy available (Cary Grant) changes his name, and his story (and thus the movie's title), daily. And people are being killed. Interestingly, the director Donen quite literally throws this at Grant but Hepburn steals the film anyhow. In the final analysis it all doesn't quite add up logically, but the charm of the leads, and Paris, and music by Mancini is one reason this is one of my favorites.
Despite the visible age difference, Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn display a nice chemistry together in this charming blend of Hitchcockian thriller and screwball comedy - a classic spy film that benefits from a delicious sense of humor and a fantastic, suspenseful conclusion.
How do you make a Hitchcock movie without Hitchcock? Step 1: Cary Grant. Step 2: Find yourself a screenplay with a lot of twists and turns. Step 3: Hire the most beautiful actress you can afford. Step 4: And finally, you go get that guy who directed Singin' in the Rain.
|Regina 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!|
|Regina Lampert:||Hello, Mr. Dyle.|
|Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik:||Regie?|
|Regina Lampert:||Well, that's the only name I've got.|
|Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik:||What do I have to do to satisfy you? Become the next victim?|
|Regina Lampert:||That's a start anyway.|
|Regina Lampert:||I already know an awful lot of people and until one of them dies I couldn't possibly meet anyone else.|
|Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik:||Well, if anyone goes on the critical list, let me know.|
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