December 5, 2012

Today in Movieland- Charade 1963

 Today December 5th in 1963 Charade aired in the United States.
 Directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and with music by Henry Mancini Charade was destined to be an classic. It's a perfect mix of romance, comedy and suspense. Staring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn this stylish thriller is very much directed in a Hitchcock vein. Grant plays Peter Joshua who meets Regina Lampert (Hepburn) in Switzerland. Walter Matthau plays a man who informs Mrs. Lampert that during the war her husband Charles and three other men stole money from the US government. The three men are after her, because they think she knows the location of the stolen money. Later, when meeting her again in Paris, Peter Joshua offers his help when he discovers her husband was murdered and all her possessions are gone! Also with James Coburn and George Kennedy this film is one with many twists and turns keeping you on your toes! 
Movie Clip: this is when Reggie (Hepburn) first meets Peter (Grant)

Photos from the Flim...

Fun Fact: The movie was filmed on location in France.

Fun Fact: The nightclub owner in the movie was actually a real night club owner.

Fun Fact/Character mess-up: When Scobie (George Kennedy)  is covering "Dyle" with a gun there's no way that he can pull the trigger because he has it in his artificial hand.

We always enjoy watching this film and hope you do too.
Sincerely, Vera

1 comment:

  1. I love this movie. It's not my favourite Hepburn movie...but sure is great.