Charade

CHARADE

Review: Peter Joshua meets Reggie Lampert in Paris, he soon finds out after a short while that her husband has been murdered and he offers to help her. Reggie is summoned to the embassy only to be told that her late husband helped steal 250,000 dollars during the war and that there is a gang after the money. Also Peter admits to Reggie that he is in fact, a crook named Adam Canfield. Whom can she trust now?
Director: Stanley Donen
Actors: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Ned Glass, Jacques Marin and Paul Bonifas
Year: 1963
Genre: Classics, Comedy, Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 4/5
A wonderful comedy romance from director Stanley Donen. I thoroughly enjoyed the music in this composed by Henry Mancini. It is a silly but yet charming little film. It does have the style of Hitchcock and many fans think that he did direct it. Therefore this confusion has prompted fans of the film to call it “the best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made.” At the time of Cary Grant staring in this film he was in face deciding to retire from the movies. At the time of release the BBFC made some cuts to the film but the details are no longer available. At the Bafta Awards in 1965 this won one award for Best British Actress (Audrey Hepburn). 

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