Charade

Charade

DVD - 1963
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An American woman in Paris finds her husband murdered and soon is pursued by three strange men, with only a handsome, suspicious stranger to help her.
Publisher: [United States] : Koch Vision Entertainment, c1963
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hrs., 40 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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iloveseaotters
May 26, 2019

Cary Grant and Audrey are simply wonderful here and it makes for one of Audrey's best movies. Very entertaining and Cary Grant has some extremely funny moments; one in particular. I won't spoil it, but you'll know it when it appears on screen! The storyline is a little hard to follow; particularly because Grant's character takes on several different identities, but I simply love the drama and romance that Charade brings to life here. Great music and many great performers make this a terrific movie!

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akirakato
Mar 15, 2019

Directed by Stanley Donen in 1963, this American romantic thriller depicts the search for the stolen money.
Although the film contains disgusting touches and gruesome violence, the drama appears like a nice Hitchcock movie.
Superb are Henry Mancini's score and theme song as well as the animated titles by Maurice Binder.

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LoriVirginia
Mar 14, 2019

Good movie for its time period. Lots of well-known actors. I enjoyed it.

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robinandrews10
Feb 14, 2019

One of my all time favorite movis! Love, mystery and an unexpected twist. And of course Audrey Hepburn is perfect!

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Nursebob
Mar 23, 2017

The plot has too many holes and reaches and some of the performances fall flat, but there is something about this undemanding crime caper that keeps you watching and smiling just the same. Maybe it’s the lush Oscar-nominated musical score by Henry Mancini, or the glittering Paris backdrops, or maybe the whole production is just riding on the sheer star power of its two leads? Despite a few rather operatic murders, a bit of mild suspense, and George Kennedy’s hammy performance as a growling one-armed thug, "Charade" is essentially a contrived May-December romantic comedy with Hepburn and Grant not quite convincing enough to suspend disbelief. But they’re pretty to look at (those Givenchy fashions!) and Charles Lang’s opulent cinematography cashes in on snow-capped alps and twinkling Parisian boulevards. Perhaps it’s fitting then that the film reaches its climax in an ornate theatre all done up in red and gold—but devoid of any audience. Great opening credits sequence though.

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deogratias11
Feb 09, 2017

Oh what a movie! Enjoyable, thrilling, oh the
fashion back then, everyone looked good-
even the bad guys! Such a good movie resulted
in actually buying our own copy.

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lukasevansherman
Jan 22, 2017

The best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made. Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant are prefect together. Needlessly and poorly remade in 2002 as "The Truth About Charlie."
"You know what's wrong with you?"
"No, what?"
"Nothing."

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mammothhawk229e
Jan 15, 2017

I remembered this snappy film as a kid.
Opened my eyes how loot was laundered.

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jjd66
Aug 08, 2016

This is a must-see.

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StarGladiator
Jun 10, 2016

To my mind, Cary Grant's best picture, with great chemistry between Hepburn and Grant!

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Aug 28, 2016

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