Saturday, November 27, 2010


As part of the George Kaplan Fim Society, my wife and I get to watch classic American movies from the 1920s to the 1980s. We selected this time frame because movies back then were more classy. For the most part, there was no nudity and no crass language. Sure, they were innuendos and things of that nature, but they were generally cleaner.

One of those great movies is "Charade" with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) is being chased around Paris by three men seeking a fortune her murdered husband stole. Confused, she turns to the help of a mysterious stranger (Cary Grant). But in the City of Lights, nothing is usually what it seems.

So, that was my attempt at writing a movie description. Not too bad, eh? There's drama, comedy and romance in this fantastic 1963 film. Cary Grant plays a mysterious character with his usual smooth and suave style. Audrey Hepburn's character is very witty and pretty adventurous. Pairing them both is cinematic genius. The script is really well written, plus the many twists and turns make any mystery fan a very happy person.

I really enjoyed the movie. It's definitely one that I can see myself watching again, despite the fact that I know how it ends. There are many great quotes, but I'll leave you with this exchange:
Reggie Lampert: Well, wasn't it Shakespeare that said, "When strangers do meet in far off lands, they should e'er long see each other again"?
Peter Joshua: Shakespeare never said that!
Reggie Lampert: How do you know?
Peter Joshua: It's terrible. You just made it up.
Reggie Lampert: Well, it sounds right...

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