Charade

Charade

Cary Grant
Director: Stanley Donen Cast: Cary Grant
Cary Grant
, Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
, Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
Stanley Donen

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Overview

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in this stylish comedy-thriller directed by Stanley Donen, very much in a Hitchcock vein. Grant plays Peter Joshua, who meets Reggie Lampert (Hepburn) in Paris and later offers to help her when she discovers that her husband has been murdered. After the funeral, Reggie is summoned to the embassy and warned by agent/friend Bartholemew (Walter Matthau) that her late husband helped steal 250,000 dollars during the war and that the rest of the gang is after the money as well. When three of the men who attended her husband's funeral begin to harass her, Reggie goes to Joshua for help, at which time Joshua confesses that his name is actually Alexander Dyle, the brother of a fourth accomplice in the gold theft. The three men from the funeral are revealed to be the three other accomplices in the crime, and though she knows next to nothing of the heist, Reggie is caught in a ring of suspense as she is followed by the shadowy trio, all after the money. Apparently, the only person she can trust is Joshua/Dyle -- until Bartholomew tells Reggie that the fourth accomplice had no brother, and Joshua/Dyle reveals that he is, in fact, a crook named Adam Canfield. Now Reggie doesn't know where to turn. The musical score by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini was nominated for an Academy Award.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2010
UPC: 0715515061711
Original Release: 1963
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 4,563

Special Features

Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Audio commentary featuring director Stanley Donen and screenwriter Peter Stone; Original theatrical trailer; Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Bruce Eder

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Grant Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik
Audrey Hepburn Regina Lampert
Walter Matthau Hamilton Bartholomew
James Coburn Tex Penthollow
Ned Glass Leopold Gideon
George Kennedy Herman Scobie
Jacques Marin Inspector Edouard Grandpierre
Paul Bonifas Felix
Dominique Minot Sylvie Gaudet
Thomas Chelimsky Jean-Louis Gaudet

Technical Credits
Stanley Donen Director,Producer
Jim Clark Editor
Jean D'Eaubonne Art Director
Hubert de Givenchy Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Johnny Mercer Songwriter
Peter Stone Screenwriter

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