Charade Overview:

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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Arabesque: Stanley Donen's Follow-up to Charade

By Rick29 on Sep 14, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Sophia Loren as Yasmin. Oxford University professor David Pollack (Gregory Peck) is ill-prepared for spies, murder, and abduction when he agrees to translate a hieroglyphic message. On the plus side, he rather enjoys spending time with an exotic beauty named Yasmin (Sophia Loren), who may be workin... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Peter Joshua: How about making me vice president in charge of cheering you up?


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*.


Hamilton Bartholomew: [watching Reggie light another one of his cigarettes, immediately after snuffing one out she had barely puffed] Do you know what these things cost over here?


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Facts about

Due to the suspense, the stars, and the frequent plot twists, many people believe that this is an Alfred Hitchcock film. He was not involved in the making of the film at all. This confusion has prompted fans of the film to call it "the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made".
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".
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