A 1963 Thriller
directed by Stanley Donen, starring Audrey Hepburn
and Cary Grant
and featuring Walter Matthau
Reggie Lambert (Hepburn) is getting ready for life as a divorcee when she finds out that her husband is dead. When the police question her she finds that he has multiple passports each with different aliases, and that he was holding on to $250,000 note
which is unaccounted for. During the funeral, three suspicious people she's never seen before come to visit the body. She is then called to the embassy, where she finds out that her husband was part of a group of soldiers chosen to deliver some gold across enemy lines. However, instead of delivering the gold as planned, the soldiers hid it somewhere, with plans to come back after the war and have it for themselves. Her husband, however, got greedy and came back early, taking all the gold for himself. Now the other three soldiers will do anything anything to get it back.
While this is happening, she also meets Peter Joshua (Grant), whom she enters into a romance with.
Remade in 2002 by Jonathan Demme
(The Silence of the Lambs
) as The Truth About Charlie
, with Mark Wahlberg
and Thandie Newton
This film provides examples of:
- After-Action Patch-Up: Regina treats Peter's back after his fight with Scobie.
- Balcony Escape: Cary Grant's character follows Scobie out the window and across a few balconies.
- Cold Open: The very first scene of the movie features a man's body (later identified as Reggie's murdered husband) getting thrown off of a train.