- Publication date
- Public Domain Mark 1.0
- Cary Grant
- Universal Studios
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.
The film is notable for its screenplay, especially the repartee between Grant and Hepburn, for having been filmed on location in Paris, for Henry Mancini's score and theme song, and for the animated titles by Maurice Binder. Charade has received generally positive reviews from critics, and was additionally noted to contain influences of genres such as whodunit, screwball and spy thriller; it has also been referred to as "the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made."
- Walter Matthau
- Audrey Hepburn
- 2014-04-21 01:14:10
- Before 1978, U.S. copyright law required works to include the word "Copyright," the abbreviation "Copr." or the "©" symbol. Because Universal Pictures included no proper copyright notice with Charade, the film entered public domain in the USA immediately upon its release.Copies of this movie, made from film prints of varying quality, have been available on VHS and DVD based on its status in the public domain. However, while the film itself is public domain, the original music remains under copyright if outside of the context of the film. The film is available for free download at the Internet Archive.
- Run time
- Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader 1.5.2
Subject: A short response to Andy Fielding
However, there are better versions of this for certain. The movie has been restored in HD about a decade ago. The Criterion Collection's Blu-ray edition for Charade is great, although a bit outdated. Since that is the latest version of the film, it definitely ranks itself as the best version of the film so far. Until a 4K restoration comes, Criterion's Blu-ray does not get any better.
At the very least, this film is public domain in the US! Doesn't make this any less bad of a film of course.
Subject: No better quality?
Subject: a milestone
Thank you so much for this!!!
Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, James Coburn, George Kennedy and many more,...for free. What else does a real movie buff require?
You should down load this if only to see and appreciate how Hollywood giants of the golden era act without trying to be selfish and out do their colleagues. The movie and the audience satisfaction is what they care about.
A real trove. Thanks very very much for the Uploader.