After the delightful Love in the Afternoon, we’re in our Audrey Hepburn mood now.
So we are watching yet another Audrey Hepburn flick.
Today’s pick is the 1963 film Charade. It’s available on Netflix’ Instant Play, which means you don’t have to wait for the DVD to come by mail and can play it instantly on TV through a broadband connection.
Besides Audrey Hepburn, Charade features Cary Grant, Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy.
We are not sure which was our last Cary Grant movie. But in the last couple of years, we’ve seen Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief (with the beautiful Grace Kelly) and His Girl Friday (alongside Rosalind Russell). Both were decent movies.
Charade is directed by Stanley Donen based on the screenplay by Peter Stone.
We’ll update this post after watching Charade.
By the way, the 1-hour 53-minute movie is in color (we watched a few minutes already 😉 )
Nice twist at the end of this murder thriller.
No, we ain’t telling you what it is.
Audrey Hepburn plays Regina Lampert, whose husband Charles is murdered at the beginning of the movie.
Not only is Regina now left with few resources, but she also has to contend with three hardcore toughies, who believe she’s privy to the whereabouts of the $250,000 her husband was trying to con them out of. Constantly at her heels for the money, the trio threaten to kill her if they don’t get the money quickly.
As the movie moves along, more men keep getting popped off.
And just who the hell is Regina’s new friend Peter Joshua a.k.a Alexander Dyle a.k.a Adam Canfield really? What is his gameplan really?
Playing the role of a recent widow scared witless and unsure of whom to trust but seemingly sure of her love for her new friend, Audrey Hepburn is an absolute delight to watch, as ever, even as she describes the CIA as the CIO. In one of the nice moments of the movie, she says more seriously than in jest:
Any moment now, we could be assassinated.
Charade is overall a decent movie definitely worth a watch if you can lay your hands on the DVD.
By the way, why was Audrey Hepburn acting with all those old fogies like Humphrey Bogart (Sabrina), Cary Grant (Charade) or Gary Cooper (Love in the Afternoon)? Weren’t there any youngsters around her age then?