Saturday, March 19, 2011


Take the suavest actor and the most glamorous actress, and put them in an exotic locale. What do you get? If the actor's Cary Grant and the Audrey Hepburn's the actress, then you got Charade.

Hepburn is Regina Lampert, a soon-to-be divorcee. Her husband turns up dead. Peter Joshua, played by Grant, helps her try to solve the mystery her husband's death left behind.

Like I said before, I found it hard to take Grant seriously after seeing Some Like It Hot. But I think after His Girl Friday I started to take him more seriously, even if most of the movies I see him in are comedies. Still though, I think that charm of his has something to do with it.

I've admitted before that I both admire and envy Hepburn. And here in Charade, both of those feelings deepen. She's elegant, witty and funny, traits not all actresses can possess. I'm starting to think that she's now my favorite actress.

Charade is one of the most entertaining movies I've seen. It's jokingly called "the best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made", and for good reason too. There are so many twists and turns, it'll make your head spin.

My Rating: ****1/2


  1. This is one of my favorites movies ever! The music by Mancini, the credits, the amazing cast, the story, the switches, Paris...My only doubt is where did you see Cary in "Some Like it Hot" aka "Nobody is Perfect" :) ?????

  2. @Clara I probably should've clarified that a little bit more, shouldn't I? It was Tony Curtis' impersonation of Grant in Some Like It Hot that made it hard for me to take Grant seriously.


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