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Movie Night: Charade

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Charade is a 1963 American romantic screwball comedy / mystery film produced and directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also features Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, and Jacques Marin. It spans three genres, suspense thriller, romance and comedy.
Charade was praised by critics for its screenplay and the chemistry between Grant and Hepburn. It has been called “the best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made”. It was filmed on location in Paris and contains animated titles by Maurice Binder. Henry Mancini’s score features the popular theme song, “Charade”.
In 2022, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.