A Hitchcock-homage that swaps suspense and psychosexual menace for delightful-chic and feather-light thrills in 1960s Paris; Stanley Donen’s Charade features Cary Grant alongside Audrey Hepburn in a well-oiled plot full of playful mystique, double and triple-crossings and some lost WWII gold. The stars shine as they should, with Grant’s tack-sharp delivery matched by Hepburn’s impeccably-outfitted dynamo. This is fast, fizzy stuff that’ll enthral anybody remotely susceptible to classic Hollywood glamour.
Scalarama is a celebration of cinema, for everyone, by everyone, everywhere, taking place every September. Hoylake Community Cinema presents Charade as part of this year’s iteration.