(1963, dir. Stanley Donen, 113 mins.) | Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau
Recently widowed Regina (Hepburn) is forced on a mission recover a fortune hidden by her late husband. But three sinister crooks (including James Coburn) also covet the loot. Can Hepburn trust the dashing Cary Grant, or is he a film-flam man? With an Oscar-nominated score by Henry Mancini and colorful up-to-the-minute costumes by Hubert du Givenchy, this suave thriller is both macabre and droll. Charles Lang Jr.'s Technicolor photography captures the charm of photogenic Paris. Wrote one critic: "Few thrillers are this tight and compelling and few love stories are this believable. To get both in the same film is a rare treat." Director Donen goes deliciously dark for Charade, a glittering emblem of early sixties elegance and ironic wit. 35 mm film print courtesy of Eric Grayson.
Guest Speaker: Sandy McLendon, editor-in-chief, jetsetmodern.com, commenting on the colorful Hubert de Givenchy fashions in the film.
Presented by the IMA Fashion Arts Society, with support from the Myrtie Shumacker Lecture Fund.
Winter Nights 2012 is sponsored by Community Health Network.
Promotional support provided by Nuvo.