Old movies: Charade

Charade is a 1963 romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

Henry Mancini composed the music and the opening titles were very innovative, at the time

The opening dalogue is just too funny

Peter Joshua: Do we know each other?
Reggie Lampert: Why, do you think we’re going to?
Peter Joshua: How would I know?
Reggie Lampert: Because I already know an awful lot of people, so until one of them dies I couldn’t possibly meet anyone else.
Peter Joshua: Well, if anyone goes on the critical list, let me know

Reggie Lampert: You’re blocking my view.
Peter Joshua: Ohh… which view would you prefer?
Reggie Lampert: The one you’re blocking.

Reggie Lampert:«What’s your name?»
Peter Joshua: «Peter Joshua»
Reggie Lampert: «I am Regina Lampert»
Peter Joshua: Is there a Mr. Lampert?
Reggie Lampert: Yes.
Peter Joshua: Good for you.
Reggie Lampert: No it isn’t, I’m getting a divorce.
Peter Joshua: Please! Not on my account.

Reggie Lampert: Is there a Mrs. Joshua?
Peter Joshua: Yes, but we are divorced.
Reggie Lampert: Oh, that wasn’t a proposal. I’m just curious.

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…

Reggie Lampert: I’m in the book.
Peter Joshua: Are you?
Reggie Lampert: Charles is.
Peter Joshua: Is there only one Charles Lampert?
Reggie Lampert: Lord I hope so!

Audrey’s style in the movie is, like always, impeccable

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