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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny MercerNominated
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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


Paris in Films: Charade

By Amanda Garrett on Jan 10, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

In light of recent events, we're taking a closer look at films at old Hollywood films set in the City of Lights. First up is Charade (1963) starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. No old Hollywood film star is more associated with Paris than Audrey Hepburn. She made seven films set in Paris --... Read full article


Charade (1963)

By Cameron on Oct 21, 2014 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.impawards.com/1963/charade.html This film is often called the “best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock didn’t make” because although the film feels like Hitchcock, it was actually directed by Stanley Donen. But Charade is Hitchcockian on purpose. Donen meant it as an homage and near-spoof of ... Read full article


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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*.


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


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.


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It was agreed that Cary Grant would not remove his shirt in the shower scene since he was nearly sixty and slightly overweight.
In the dining boat scene, the background music is a vocal version of the theme song "Charade". It contains only three stanzas and the second stanza is completely different from the published lyrics. It reads: "And in a blaze of light For you Romeo came And it was closing night The ending of the play".
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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