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Charade is a 1963 American romantic thriller and suspense set in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?
While on holiday in the French Alps, Regina “Reggie” Lampert, an expatriate American working as a simultaneous interpreter, tells friend Sylvie that she is divorcing her husband, Charles. She also meets Peter Joshua, a charming American.
On her return to Paris, she finds her apartment stripped bare. A police inspector says Charles sold off their belongings, then was murdered while leaving Paris. Their money is also missing. Reggie is given her husband’s small travel bag, containing a letter addressed to her, a ship ticket to Venezuela, four passports in multiple names and nationalities, and other miscellaneous personal items. At Charles’ sparsely attended funeral, three men show up to view the body. One sticks a pin into the corpse to confirm Charles is really dead.
Reggie is summoned to meet CIA administrator Hamilton Bartholomew at the American Embassy. She learns that the three men are Herman Scobie, Leopold W. Gideon, and Tex Panthollow. During World War II, they, Charles, and Carson Dyle were assigned by the OSS to deliver $250,000 ($3.8 million in current dollar terms) in gold to the French Resistance, but instead stole it. Carson was fatally wounded in a German ambush, and Charles double-crossed the others, taking all the gold. The three survivors are after the missing money, as is the U.S. government. Hamilton insists Reggie has it, even if she does not know what or where it is—and that she is in great danger.
Peter locates Reggie and helps her move into a hotel. The three criminals separately threaten her, each convinced she knows where the money is. Herman then shocks her, claiming that Peter is in league with them, after which Peter confesses he is Carson Dyle’s brother, Alexander, and is trying to bring the others to justice, believing they killed Carson.
As the hunt for the money continues, Herman and Leopold are murdered. Hamilton tells Reggie that Carson Dyle had no brother. When she confronts Peter, he claims he is Adam Canfield, a professional thief. Although frustrated by his dishonesty, Reggie still trusts him.
Reggie and Adam go to an outdoor market where Charles’ last known appointment was. Spotting Tex, Adam follows him. At the stamp-selling booths, Adam and Tex each realize that Charles bought some extremely valuable stamps and affixed them to the envelope found in his travel bag. Both men race back to Reggie’s hotel room, only to discover the stamps missing from the envelope. Reggie, who gave the stamps to Sylvie’s young son, Jean-Louis, suddenly realizes their significance. She and Sylvie locate Jean-Louis, but he has already traded the stamps to a dealer. They find the dealer, who says the rare stamps are worth $250,000 in total. He returns them to Reggie
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
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This is the last Griffith film to feature both Lillian and Dorothy Gish, it was a commercial failure, following box-office hits such as The Birth of a Nation and Broken Blossoms. Like his earlier films, Griffith used historical events to comment on contemporary events, in this case the French Revolution to warn about the rise of Bolshevism.
The film is based on the 1874 French play Les Deux Orphelines by Adolphe d’Ennery and Eugène Cormon.
DeMille masterpiece was intended as a musical version of George Bizet’s opera Carmen, but it was under copyright so DeMille instructed his screenwriter brother William to base his scenario on the Public Domain novella Carmen written by Prosper Mérimée. The novella’s Carmen was more deliberate and manipulative than the opera version. For instance it included a cigarette factory fight scene from the book which was not found in the opera.
The story is centered around Carmen, a gypsy girl who seduces Don José, an officer of the law. Carmen uses Don José to facilitate her clan’s smuggling activities. Don José becomes obsessed and violent as he tries to keep her attention.
White Zombie (1932)
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