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4,860 Ratings


Directed by Stanley Donen
United States, 1963
Comedy, Mystery, Romance


After her husband’s murder, a woman is pursued by three crooks who want the money her husband stole from them. She turns to a charming stranger for help but soon discovers he isn’t who he claims to be.

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Charade Directed by Stanley Donen

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1964 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Song

BAFTA Awards

1965 | Winner: Best British Actress

1965 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

Writers Guild of America

1964 | Nominee: Best Written American Comedy (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1964 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress - Comedy or Musical

Critics reviews

One of those special films – I try to keep them to a bare minimum – which I love out of all proportion to their objective quality, though in fact the way it manages to be simultaneously light and dark for 113 minutes is a quite miraculous bit of tightrope-walking.
March 24, 2015
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Donen choreographs the action in a fleet style which never drags or risks heavy-handedness. Also not to be overlooked is Henry Mancini’s score. He was the only composer in filmdom capable of such delightful cues as “Latin Snowfall,” “The Drip-Dry Waltz,” and “Mambo Parisienne.”
May 10, 2013
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Consistently better than ordinary without ever being extraordinary, but in this blighted season we moviegoing beggars can’t be choosers. The inevitably invidious comparisons with Hitchcock do not really apply here, although I would hate to bet that director Stanley Donen and writer Peter Stone have not seen the master’s To Catch a Thief, The Trouble with Harry, North by Northwest, and both versions of The Man Who Knew Too Much.
January 02, 1964
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