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Charade (1963) was a Comedy - Mystery Film directed by Stanley Donen and produced by Stanley Donen and James H. Ware.

The film was based on the novel The Unsuspecting Wife and also Redbook Magazine Serial Story written by Peter Stone published in publication unknown (novel); year unknown (magazine).

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - SongMusic by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny MercerNominated
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From the Archives: Charade ( 1963 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jun 15, 2019 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Mrs. Lambert ( Audrey Hepburn ) just received the news of her husband's death from the French police inspector ( Jacques Marin ) in this scene from Stanley Donen's comedy-thriller Charade ( 1963 ). Marin, a native of Paris, was a popular character actor both in Europe and in America. In 1966, he was... Read full article


AUDREY AT 90: THE SALUTE TO AUDREY HEPBURN BLOGATHON: Charade (1963)

on May 5, 2019 From Caftan Woman

Sister Celluloid salutes Audrey at 90 with a blogathon running from May 4 to May 7, 2019. Click HERE to share the love for the actress and humanitarian. When a young widow (she doesn't know it yet) with a killer wardrobe (Givenchy) meets an older and intriguing (he knows it) man with a killer... Read full article


Charade (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 5, 2017 From 4 Star Films

It’s easy to yearn for the days where they made stylish, amusing films like Charade which were equal parts charm, class, and wit all stirred together to perfection. Those were the days when two stars as beloved as Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn could carry a picture no questions asked because p... Read full article


Charade (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 5, 2017 From 4 Star Films

It’s easy to yearn for the days where they made stylish, amusing films like Charade which were equal parts charm, class, and wit all stirred together to perfection. Those were the days when two stars as beloved as Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn could carry a picture no questions asked because p... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: Charade

By Amanda Garrett on Feb 27, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Charade (1963), starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). February's theme is the leading ladie... Read full article


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Quotes from

Tex Panthollow: Oh, poor old Herman. It seems like him and good luck always was strangers. Well, maybe now he'll meet up with his other hand some place.


Tex Panthollow: She batted them pretty little eyes at you, and you fell for it like an egg from a tall chicken!


Leopold Gideon: Well, you know I'd tell you if I had it.
Tex Panthollow: Oh *naturally*, just like I'd tell you if I had it.
Leopold Gideon: *Naturally*. And that goes for Herman too.
Tex Panthollow, Leopold Gideon: *Naturally*.


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While much is/has been made about the age difference between the Cary Grant/Audrey Hepburn characters, If one does the math, (her husband - who never appears in the film - had some rank in the Second World War - nearly 20 years earlier), and looks at the characters who played her husband's contemporaries, it is clear that Hepburn's character had a thing for older men.
This film is public domain due to the failure to put the then-required copyright notice in the released print. The supposed copyright notice in the film failed to include the text "Copyright", "Copr." or "©", as was needed by pre-1989 US law (only the year and supposed copyright holder were listed).
Cary Grant initially turned down the movie because he felt he would be too much of a predator pursuing the much-younger Audrey Hepburn. In a last-ditch attempt to sign Grant, Peter Stone worked all night on the script and presented it to Grant to look over just once more. Grant gleefully accepted the role, prompting producers to demand to know what Stone had done. Stone had simply moved all of the romantically aggressive lines from Grant's character to Audrey Hepburn's, making her the predator.
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