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Charade

Stanley Donen

 
Charade (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

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  • United States
  • 1963
  • 113 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #57

In this comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by Audrey Hepburn in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them. The only person she can trust is Cary Grant’s suave, mysterious stranger. Director Stanley Donen goes deliciously dark for Charade, a glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit.

Cast

Peter JoshuaCary Grant
Regina LampertAudrey Hepburn
Hamilton BartholomewWalter Matthau
Tex PenthollowJames Coburn
Herman ScobieGeorge Kennedy
Leopold GideonNed Glass
Inspector Edouard GrandpierreJacques Marin
FelixPaul Bonifas
Sylvie GaudetDominique Minot
Jean-Louis GaudetThomas Chelimsky

Credits

DirectorStanley Donen
ProducerStanley Donen
ScreenplayPeter Stone
StoryPeter Stone and Marc Behm
Associate producerJames Ware
MusicHenry Mancini
CinematographyCharles Lang. Jr.
Main title designed byMaurice Binder
Miss Hepburn's clothes byGivenchy
EditingJames Clark
Art directorJean d'Eaubonne
MakeupAlberto de’Rossi and John O’Gorman
Song "Charade" lyrics byJohnny Mercer
Music byHenry Mancini

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring Stanley Donen and screenwriter Peter Stone
  • The Films of Stanley Donen: A selected filmography, with an introduction by Donen biographer Stephen M. Silverman (DVD only)
  • Peter Stone’s career highlights (DVD only)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • PLUS: A new essay by film historian Bruce Eder

Film Essays

Charade: The Spy in Givenchy

By Bruce Eder September 21, 2010

This is an expanded version of a piece that appeared in the original 2004 Criterion DVD release of Charade. Stanley Donen’s Charade occupies a special place among sixties thrillers. In an era of . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Charade: The Spy in Givenchy

By Bruce Eder September 21, 2010

This is an expanded version of a piece that appeared in the original 2004 Criterion DVD release of Charade. Stanley Donen’s Charade occupies a special place among sixties thrillers. In an era of . . . Read more »

Other Editions

Charade (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

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