Charade script
Charade (1963)
Synopsis: Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also features Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, and Jacques Marin. It spans three genres: suspense thriller, romance and comedy. Because Universal Pictures published the movie with an invalid copyright notice, the film entered the public domain in the United States immediately upon its release.

SYLVIE:

With a rich husband and this year's

clothes you will not find it difficult

to make some new friends.

REGGIE (sitting)

I admit I moved to Paris because I was

tired of American Provincial, but that

doesn't mean I'm ready for French Traditional.

I loathe the idea of divorce, Sylvie,

but -- if only Charles had been honest

with me -- that's all I ask of anybody

-- the simple truth. But with him,

everything is secrecy and lies. He's

hiding something -- something frightening

-- something terrible -- and evil.

She stops as she is aware of a weird figure hovering over

her. She wheels, terrified.

9.CLOSE SHOT -- PERUVIAN SNOW-MASK

A strange, grotesque knitted mask that completely covers

the face except for eyes, nose and mouth. The eyes inside

this particular mask stare down at REGGIE.

MAN:

Does this belong to you?

CAMERA PANS down to include JEAN-LOUIS, his hand held

firmly by the man in the mask.

10.WIDER ANGLE

Including REGGIE, MAN, SYLVIE and JEAN-LOUIS. REGGIE is

too terrified to answer. Realizing this, the man, PETER

JOSHUA, takes off the snow-mask to reveal a handsome,

tanned face.

PETER:

Oh, forgive me. (indicating JEAN-LOUIS)

Is this yours?

REGGIE (indicating SYLVIE)

It's hers. Where'd you find him, robbing

a bank?

PETER:

He was throwing snowballs at Baron

Rothschild. (a pause) We don't know

each other, do we?

REGGIE:

Why, do you think we're going to?

PETER:

I don't know -- how would I know?

REGGIE:

I'm afraid I already know a great many

people. Until one of them dies I couldn't

possibly meet anyone else.

PETER (smiling)

Yes, of course. But you will let me know

if anyone goes on the critical list

(he starts off).

REGGIE:

Quitter.

PETER (turning)

How's that?

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Peter Stone

Peter Hess Stone (February 27, 1930 – April 26, 2003) was an American writer for theater, television and movies. Stone is perhaps best remembered by the general public for the screenplays he wrote or co-wrote in the mid-1960s, Charade (1963), Father Goose (1964), and Mirage (1965). more…

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