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Charade ()

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featuring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, Ned Glass, George Kennedy

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. Paul Brenner, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Miriomnibus

No Charade could be more tun than this!

by Miriomnibus on Jun 29, 2014

I am an avid lover of all things Audrey Hepburn. This is one of her funny movies with a wonderful cast although Audrey alone could pull any of her movies off except it does help to have a leading man like none other than Cary Grant! I love this move and am so glad to be able to watch it as many times and as often as I want since I now own it. Buy if for yourself to have it around to watch with family, friends or even alone.

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Miriomnibus

How can you ever beat the fun of Charade?

Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant just is one of the best but it's a romp with a twist much like a Hitchcock movie. I can't imagine a more fun movie with the two top actors of the time!

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