Charade

Stanley Donen was famed as a director of musicals, and this delightful 1963 Euro thriller is fittingly light on its feet. With stars Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, Charade is choreographed like a dance where neither partner trusts the other. Is suave but mysterious Grant a killer? Should newly widowed Hepburn trust him? And how can she resist him? (Even when playing shady, the man is still Cary Grant.) The footwork's dazzling, and so are the lines. She: "I already know an awful lot of people, and until one of them dies I couldn't possibly meet anyone else." He: "Well, if anyone goes on the critical list, let me know." The corpses do actually pile up (deserving villains all, including James Coburn and Walter Matthau), but Charade is mostly a nimble caper-comedy, like Hitchcock without the sin and dread. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

Fri., April 13, 6:30 & 8:45 p.m.; Sat., April 14, 3:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Sun., April 15, 3:30, 6:30 & 8:45 p.m.; April 16-19, 6:30 & 8:45 p.m., 2012

 
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