Wednesday, January 9, 2008

"Charade" — Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn & Philately

"Charade", starring my two favorite actors, is a 1963 thriller set Paris. It also has the benefit of a subplot about philately — the study of postage stamps, and a favorite word at pimmsoclock. It's the stamp angle that makes it a perfect film for the National Postal Museum to screen on January 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Hepburn plays Regina, a rich woman whose husband was murdered and who has several men trying to steal her fortune. Grant plays Peter, a man Regina meets on holiday, who deigns to help her. You quickly discover that nothing is as it seems, and that all the characters are part of a charade. "Charade" is one of my favorite Hepburn/Grant films.

After the screening, Postal Museum Research Chair Daniel Piazza will lead a discussion of the film’s philatelic connections.

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