“First-time teaming of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, a natural, gives the sophisticated romantic caper an international appeal, plus the selling points of adventure, suspense and superb comedy.” (Variety)
By the 1960s, the era of the big Hollywood musical was all but over, and Donen teamed up with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn for this sparkling romantic thriller. It’s hard to imagine a more successful example of the genre. Filled with humor and snappy dialogue, it’s a Hitchcockian story of a trio of crooks (James Coburn, George Kennedy, Ned Glass) relentlessly pursuing the elegant young Hepburn (in gorgeous Givenchy) through Paris to recover the fortune her husband stole from them before he was murdered. And then Grant, a charismatic man of mystery who keeps changing his name, steps in to save the day. Pure movie fun. DCP.
Please join us for a reception upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery after the 7:30 show.