With elements of screwball comedy, this sparkling thriller has been called "the best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made". Stanley Donen's 1963 Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning feature Charade is a romantic suspense thriller starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Filmed on location in Paris, the story centres on a young woman who meets a charming stranger on a skiing holiday. She returns home, planning to ask her husband for a divorce, but finds all of their possessions gone. The police notify her husband has been murdered and when she discovers that he was responsible for stealing from the US government, an elaborate charade begins, in which nothing is what it seems to be.
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plays a Parisienne whose husband is murdered and who finds she is being followed by four men seeking the fortune her late spouse had hidden away. Cary Grant
is the stranger who comes to her aid, but his real motives aren't entirely clear--could he even be the killer? The 1963 film is directed by Stanley Donen, but it has been called "Hitchcockian" for good reason: the possible duplicities between lovers, the unspoken agendas between a man and woman sharing secrets. Charade
is nowhere as significant as a Hitchcock film, but suspense-wise it holds its own; and Donen's glossy production lends itself to the welcome experience of stargazing. One wants Cary Grant to be Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn to be no one but Audrey Hepburn in a Hollywood product such as this, and they certainly don't let us down. --Tom Keogh
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