Charade parents guide

Charade

Overall A-

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.

Release date December 5, 1963

Violence C
Sexual Content B-
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+

Why is Charade rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Charade Not Rated

Run Time: 113 minutes

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Charade
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Charade rated Not Rated? Charade is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

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
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video NA

News About "Charade"

Cast and Crew

Charade is directed by Stanley Donen and stars Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Charade movie is July 9, 2013. Here are some details…

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

Related home video titles:

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