In what's been called 'the best Alfred Hitchcock film which he didn't direct,' a man is thrown off a train, and when the police locate his wife, it turns out she knew nothing about him - not even his real name. After her are four men, who insist she's in possession of a huge amount of money which they believe to be theirs. If she doesn't give it to them, she'll be killed.Written by
In the final chase scene, they enter the theater known as La Comedie Francaise. This is accurate because it's adjacent to the Palais-Royal colonnade. See more »
Regina, fleeing Canfield, rides the Metro from Saint Jacques (signs prominently seen) to Palais Royal (mentioned several times in dialog). From Saint Jacques one cannot get anywhere near Palais Royal without changing trains at least once; but of course she never does (because Canfield would have another chance to catch her). See more »
Don't tell me, you didn't know it was loaded. Sylvie! Oh. Can't he do something constructive, like start an avalanche or something?
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During the last scene, the screen splits into a checkerboard screens showing their ending kiss along with Cary Grant's funniest scenes from the movie and "The End." See more »
When first released, Hepburn's line "at any moment we could be assassinated" was dubbed over to become "at any moment we could be eliminated" due to the Kennedy assassination. Subsequent releases have "assassinated" restored to its place in the film. See more »
When I first saw "Charade", I was convinced for the longest time this was a Hitchcock movie. Small wonder; Hitchcock all but set the standard for quality mystery films. Still, I give director Donen my sincerest apologies. Anyway, where did this film go?? Its tasteful humor, colorful characters and intelligent plot make "Charade" one of the best mystery movies ever made, but it's not well known even among classic films.
"Look for it. Look as hard and as fast as you can." This film ranks with "Clue", "The Name of the Rose" and "The 39 Steps" as one of the most enjoyable mysteries of all time. Makes a great dating/party movie.
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