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Dec 05, 1963

Latest Home Video

Jul 09, 2013

MPAA Rating

Not Rated


Stanley Donen


Cary Grant
Audrey Hepburn
Walter Matthau
James Coburn


1963 Universal Studios

Still shot from the movie: Charade.

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Before an unhappily married woman (Audrey Hepburn) can divorce her husband, she discovers he has been murdered. Soon three of his former acquaintances are threatening her life, demanding she give them their share of the stolen money her husband swindled them out of.

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Why Is Charade Rated Not Rated?

Charade is rated Not Rated

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Overall: A-

Before an unhappily married woman can divorce her husband, she discovers he has been murdered. Soon three of his former acquaintances are threatening her life, demanding she give them their share of the stolen money her husband swindled them out of. Thrillers do not come much better than this carefully crafted tale, although the violence will be too much for young audiences.

Violence: C

Several dead bodies are shown: the faces of murder victims who have been strangled, drowned, suffocated or thrown from the train are shown. A gun that is drawn and shot turns out to be a water pistol. In a morgue, the toe tag and foot of a corpse are shown. Corpse is stabbed with a pin. Puppet character hits another puppet with a stick. Death treats are made on several occasions. Woman kicks man in shins. Lit matches are dropped on a character. A character with a claw hand scuffles with others on two occasions; characters lives are threatened, an eye is poked, and a bloody wound under torn clothes is shown. Character jumps from one balcony to another. Many characters carry guns. Brief verbal discussion about robbery, fatal shooting and dismembered hand. Characters are threatened at gunpoint. Character hangs perilously from edge of roof. A child is held hostage. Policeman describes capital punishment. Chase scene and gunfight put characters in peril. Man falls to death.

Sexual Content: B-

A character suggests that an unhappily married woman find new friends. A married woman flirts with another man. A lot of body contact (some with sexual inferences) occurs when characters play a game where they pass an orange without using their hands. Woman invites man into her hotel room several times (all offers are refused). Man and woman exchange hugs and kisses several times. Man says he is having a tough time keeping his hands off of a woman. Man rubs woman’s feet.

Language: A-

At least: 2 terms of deity, 1 mild profanity and name calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+

Wine is served at meals and in a nightclub. Main character and several others smoke throughout the movie. Stinging liniment is used on a wound.

Miscellaneous Concerns:

Character discusses the merits of being a thief. Some derogatory 60’s style remarks are made about marriage and the fairer sex.

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Charade was remade into the 2002 movie: The Truth About Charlie. Audrey Hepburn can also be seen in Roman Holiday.

Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: NA

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Details on home video releases of Charade...

Home Video Notes: Charade

Release Date: 9 July 2013

Charade releases to home video (Blu-ray).

Home Video Notes: Charade

Release Date: 21 September 2010

The 1963 classic Charade releases to Blu-ray with a restored, high-definition digital transfer of the movie. This Criterion Collection edition includes:

- Audio Commentary featuring Stanley Donen and Peter Stone

- Original theatrical trailer

- A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Bruce Eder

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