Old School Sunday
Staring: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Ned Glass
Romance and suspense revolve around a woman who has a group of men who want the fortune her husband had. Thing is she doesn't know anything about it or where it is, but they don't believe her. Just when she thinks she can trust one man, he seems to not be who he says he is, so now who can she trust?
Charade is probably my favorite movie of Cary Grants (though I like most of his movies). It is a real fun movie that has you always wondering if Cary Grants character is bad or good. Who is Bartholomew? Where is the money? It was real fun to watch Audrey Hepburn with Cary Grant. I read somewhere that Cary Grant felt uncomfortable pursuing such a young woman so they made it to where she would pursue him instead. (Now days none of that matters in movies or tv) I love the twist at the end.
They tried to remake this movie with Tim Robbins called 'The Truth About Charlie' but it was SO bad. Some movies are not made to be remade.
In the scene where Audrey Hepburn is smoking a cigarette alone in her empty apartment and Cary Grant enters, the backs of his ears had to be covered with masking tape since the backlighting made them appear red.
According to Audrey Hepburn, the scene where Regina spills ice cream on Adam's suit is based on a real-life accident where Hepburn spilled red wine over Cary Grant's suit at a dinner party.
Cary Grant initially turned down the film, after which it was briefly considered a possible vehicle for Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood.
Cary Grant initially turned down the movie because he felt he would be too much of a predator pursuing the much-younger Audrey Hepburn. In a last-ditch attempt to sign Grant, Peter Stone worked all night on the script and presented it to Grant to look over just once more. Grant gleefully accepted the role, prompting producers to demand to know what Stone had done. Stone had simply moved all of the romantically aggressive lines from Grant's character to Audrey Hepburn's, making her the predator.
It was agreed that Cary Grant would not remove his shirt in the shower scene since he was nearly sixty and slightly overweight. (that don't stop them these days..lol)