Director Stanley Donen
Year 1963
Starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau
Run Time 113min
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50 years after it was released CHARADE remains a brilliant and lovingly comic ode on the old school Hollywood spy film and one of the most purely enjoyable cinematic entertainments.

Audrey Hepburn stars as Regina, a young housewife who suddenly gets thrown into the lurid world of espionage. Cary Grant plays a spy who’s set on obtaining her recently deceased husband’s money. But he’s not the only one searching. Soon the two are forced to work together to survive. Sounds serious, but in CHARADE nothing is what it seems.

Grant plays the smooth-talking charismatic persona that he perfected with so many performances throughout his career, most notably NOTORIOUS and NORTH BY NORTHWEST. His strong machismo is matched scene for scene by Hepburn, which makes the chemistry between the two almost criminal. Together they make one of the strongest, most confident screen couples of all-time.

Stanley Donen’s (SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN) expert direction makes all the many different tones work and a memorably playful color design adds to the film’s overall versatility. It may be a half-century old, but CHARADE is still as fresh, funny and clever as any movie you’ve ever seen.

Just sit back and enjoy!

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