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.

REGGIE:

You give up awfully easy, don't you?

Eyeing one, then the other, SYLVIE sizes up the situation

and rises.

SYLVIE:

Viens, Jean-Louis, let us make a walk.

I have never seen a Rothschild before.

SYLVIE and JEAN-LOUIS start off, but not before the boy

squirts PETER with his pistol.

PETER (drying)

Clever fellow -- almost missed me.

REGGIE:

I'm afraid you're blocking my view.

PETER (moving)

Sorry. Which view would you like?

REGGIE:

The one you're blocking. This is the last

chance I have -- I'm flying back to Paris

this afternoon. What's your name?

PETER:

Peter Joshua.

REGGIE:

I'm Regina Lampert.

PETER:

Is there a Mr. Lampert?

REGGIE:

Yes.

PETER:

Good for you.

REGGIE:

No, it isn't. I'm getting a divorce.

PETER:

Please, not on my account.

REGGIE:

No, you see, I don't really love him.

PETER:

Well, you're honest, anyway.

REGGIE:

Yes, I am -- I'm compulsive about it --

dishonesty infuriates me. Like when you go

into a drugstore.

PETER:

I'm not sure I --

REGGIE:

Well, you go in and you ask for some

toothpaste -- the small size -- and the man brings

you the large size. You tell him you wanted

the small size but he says the large size is

the small size. I always thought the large

size was the largest size, but he says that

the family size, the economy size and the

giant size are all larger than the large size

-- that the large size is the smallest size

there is.

PETER:

Oh. I guess.

REGGIE:

Is there a Mrs. Joshua?

PETER:

Yes, but we're divorced.

REGGIE:

That wasn't a proposal -- I was just curious.

PETER:

Is your husband with you?

REGGIE:

Oh, Charles is hardly ever with me. First it

was separate rooms -- now we're trying it

with cities. What do people call you -- Pete?

PETER:

Mr. Joshua. (turning to go) Well, I've

enjoyed talking with you.

REGGIE:

Now you're angry.

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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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