THE BEST CLASSIC MOVIE COLLECTION MOVIES STARS
CHARADE THE REAR WINDOW
AUDREY HEPBURN CARY GRANT GRACE KELLY JAMES STEWART
STANLEY DONEN ALFRED HITHCOCK HENRY MANCINI
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INDICE 06 MOVIES 08 Charade
The Rear Window
Alfred Hithcock (Part I)
MOVIES CHARADE, THE REAR WINDOW
CHARADE directed by:
STANLEY DONEN - USA, 1963 - In Technicolor (113 min)
CAST: Cary Grant
Leopold W. Gideon
writer: Peter Stone, Marc Behm production: Stanley Donen, James H. Ware music: Henry Mancini editors: Jim Clark art direction: Jean d’Eaubonne costume design: Hubert de Givenchy makeup departament: Alberto De Rossi, John O’Gorman production management: Edward Muhl, Léopold Schlosberg art department: Auguste Capelier sound department: Jacques carrère, Bob Jones animation deparment: Robert Ellis stunts: Paul Stader camera: Henri Persin, Henri Tiquet, Vincent Rossell
Regina Lambert returns to Paris from a ski holiday in Switzerland to find that her husband has been murdered. She is later told by CIA agent Hamilton Bartholemew that Charles Lambert was one of five men who stole $250,000 in gold from the U.S. government during World War II, and the government wants it back. The money was not found among his possessions, and Regina can shed no light on its whereabouts. Later that day she is visited by Peter Joshua, whom she had met briefly while on holiday. When her husbandâ€™s former partners in crime, who were doublecrossed by Charles, start calling her looking for the money, Peter offers to help find it. Thus begins an elaborate charade in which nothing is what it seems to be.
Cary Grant, who celebrated his 59th birthday during filming, decided it was time to stop playing the romantic lead after reviews focused on the 26-year age difference between him and Audrey Hepburn, who was only 33 when the movie was made.
This film is public domain due to the failure to put the thenrequired copyright notice in the released print. The supposed copyright notice in the film failed to include the text “Copyright”, “Copr.” or “©”, as was needed by pre-1989 US law (only the year and supposed copyright holder were listed).
It was agreed that Cary Grant would not remove his shirt in the shower scene since he was nearly sixty and slightly overweight.
THE REAR WINDOW directed by:
ALFRED HITCHCOCK - USA, 1954 - In Technicolor (112 min) CAST: James Stewart
L. B. “Jeff” Jefferies
Lisa Carol Fremont
Det. Lt. Thomas J.
writer: Cornell Woolrich, John Michael Hayes production: James C. Katz, Alfred Hithcock music: Franz Waxman editors: George Tomasini art direction: J. McMillan Johnson Set decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer makeup departament: Wally Westmore production management: C. Erickson art department: Dorothea Holt, Gene Lauritzen sound department: John Cope, Harry Lindgren Special effects: John P. Fulton stunts: Fred Graham, Ted Mapes, Eddie Parker camera: William Schurr, Leonard J. South
Professional photographer L.B. â€œJeffâ€? Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbours. He begins to suspect that the man opposite may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his society model girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his nurse Stella to investigate.
The American Film Institute ranked this as the #48 Greatest Movie of All Time & anked #3 on the list of the 10 greatest films in the genre â€œMysteryâ€?
The original story by Cornell Woolrich had no love story and no additional neighbors for L.B. Jeffries to spy on, and was created by Alfred Hitchcock and John Michael Hayes. Hayes was encouraged by Hitchcock to spend time with Grace Kelly before writing the Lisa character and Hayes admitted that elements of Lisa were inspired by the actress.
The love affair between war photographer Robert Capa and actress Ingrid Bergman is believed to be Alfred Hitchcockâ€™s inspiration for the filmâ€™s romantic aspect.
STARS AUDREY HEPBURN, CARY GRANT, GRACE KELLY, JAMES STEWART
AUDREY HEPBURN REAL NAME: Audrey Kathleen Ruston DATE OF BIRTH:4 May 1929, Ixelles, Belgium DATE OF DEATH: 20 January 1993, Tolochenaz, Switzerland
DANCE & FASHION After the Nazi ocupation, Audrey went to a ballet school in London and later began a modeling career. She was signed to a bit part in the European film Nederlands in 7 lessen (1948). Later, she had a speaking role in Young Wives’ Tale (1951). After she traveled to America to try her luck there.
FIRST SUCCESSES Audrey won an Oscar with Roman Holiday (1953). This gained her enormous popularity and more plum roles. This movie was followed by other like Funny Face (1957). Sabrina (1954), Love in the Afternoon (1957) and The Nun’s Story (1959).
THE END ON TOP Audrey reached the pinnacle of her career when she played Holly Golightly in the delightful film Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). She scored commercial success again in the espionage caper Charade (1963). One of Audrey’s most radiant roles was in the fine production of My Fair Lady (1964) in 1964. After she did a couple of other movies, most notably Two for the Road (1967) and Wait Until Dark (1967). By the end of the sixties, after her divorce from actor Mel Ferrer, Audrey decided to retire while she was on top. From time to time, she would appear on the silver screen. One film of note was Robin and Marian (1976).Her last film was Always (1989). She had made a total of 31 high quality movies.
CARY GRANT REAL NAME: Archibald Alexander Leach DATE OF BIRTH: 18 January 1904, Horfield, Bristol, England DATE OF DEATH: 29 November 1986, Davenport, Iowa, USA
LEAVING ENGLAND At age nine, he came home from school one day and was told his mother had gone off to a seaside resort. The real truth, however, was that she had been placed in a mental institution. He left school at 14, lying about his age and forging his father’s signature on a letter to join Bob Pender’s troupe of knockabout comedians. In July 1920, was one of the eight Pender boys selected to go to the US.
A GENTLEMAN Mae West wanted Grant for She Done Him Wrong (1933) because she saw his combination of virility, sexuality and the aura and bearing of a gentleman. One biographer said Grant was alienated by the new realism in the film industry. In the 1950s and early 1960s, he had invented a man-ofthe-world persona and a style--”high comedy with polished words.” In To Catch a Thief (1955), he and Grace Kelly were allowed to improvise some of the dialogue. They knew what the director, Alfred Hitchcock, wanted to do with a scene, they rehearsed it, put in some clever double entendres that got past the censors, and then the scene was filmed. His biggest box-office success was another Hitchcock 1950s film, North by Northwest (1959) made with Eva Marie Saint since Kelly was by that time Princess of Monaco.
GRACE KELLY REAL NAME: Grace Patricia Kelly DATE OF BIRTH: 12 November 1929, Philadelphia, PA, USA DATE OF DEATH: 14 September 1982, Monacoville, Monaco
EARLY ACTRESS After her high school graduation in 1947, Grace struck out on her own, heading to New Yorkâ€™s bright lights to try her luck there. Grace worked some as a model and made her debut on Broadway in 1949. She also made a brief foray into the infant medium of television. Not content with the work in New York, Grace moved to Southern California for the more prestigious part of acting -- motion pictures.
FIRST MOVIES In 1951, she appeared in her first film entitled Fourteen Hours (1951). The following year she landed the role of Amy Kane in High Noon (1952), which turned out to be very popular. In 1953, appeared in Mogambo (1953). Dial M for Murder (1954) made her a star. Her standout performance in Rear Window (1954) brought her to prominence. Grace would forever be immortalized by winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Georgie Elgin opposite Bing Crosby in The Country Girl (1954). In 1955, Grace once again teamed with Hitchcock in To Catch a Thief (1955). In 1956, she played the musical comedy High Society (1956). It also turned out to be her final acting performance.
PRINCESS GRACE Grace had recently met and married Prince Rainier of Monaco. By becoming a princess, she gave up her career. For the rest of her life, she was to remain in the news with her marriage and her three children. On September 14, 1982, Grace was killed in an automobile accident in her adoptive home country.
JAMES STEWART REAL NAME: James Maitland Stewart DATE OF BIRTH: 20 May 1908, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA DATE OF DEATH: 2 July 1997, L.A., California, USA
EARLY SUCCES He was once slated to be an architect. James Stewart began acting on the stage in 1932 after studying at Princeton and went to Hollywood in 1935, and by the end of the decade was a star, appearing in You Can’t Take it With You (1938) and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), to name the most notable. The latter won him the first of five Oscar nominations.
WESTERN & MISTERY He also worked with Hitchcock several times, in Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo (1958), and with John Ford twice, in Two Rode Together (1961) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).
A GREATEST ACTOR Stewart has the distinction of having held the highest military rank of any actor, In his later years he became an elder statesman of the theatre, and was showered with honors, including an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 1980, Kennedy Center honors in 1983, and an honorary Oscar in 1985. He was named Best Classic Actor of the 20th Century in an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll in 1999, and appeared third on the AFI’s list of 50 greatest actors (after Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant).
DIRECTORS STANLEY DONEN, ALFRED HITCHCOCK (I)
STANLEY DONEN (Columbia, South Carolina (USA), 1924 - ?)
Donen started at Metro Goldwyn Mayer as a
less so, but none recaptured
choreographer and dancer in Best Foot Forward (1943)
the mood of his early classics.
with Lucille Ball. Donen appeared with Kelly in Cover
These included the comedy
Girl (1944) for Columbia Pictures, for which Donen also
thriller Charade (1963) with
directed a sequence of Kelly dancing with his double on a
Hepburn, Grant, and Walter
darkened Manhattan street. His first chance to direct an
Matthau; Bedazzled (1967) a satirical updating of the Faust
entire movie was an adaptation of the Comden and Green
legend starring and written by British comedians Peter Cook
musical about sailors on leave in New York City, On the
and Dudley Moore; and Two for the Road (1967) a drama
Town (1949), with some songs by Leonard Bernstein, which
with Hepburn and Albert Finney. He also directed the out-of-
Donen co-directed with Gene Kelly. This was the first movie
character science fiction film Saturn 3 (1980) when the film’s
musical to be filmed on location.
original director resigned. His last theatrical film to date was the May-December romance Blame It on Rio (1984), though
With Kelly again, Donen co-directed Singin’ in the Rain
he would go on to do additional work for television, including
(1952) and by himself directed such classics as Royal
directing a musical sequence for the TV series Moonlighting,
Wedding (1951), where Donen directed Fred Astaire dancing
Lionel Richie’s music video for “Dancing on the Ceiling”, and
on a ceiling; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) with
a made-for-TV movie on ABC entitled Love Letters (1999).
Jane Powell and Howard Keel; Funny Face (1957) a musical romantic comedy with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn;
Donen was nominated for five Directors Guild of America
Pajama Game (1957) with Doris Day; Indiscreet (1958)
Awards. In 1998 (for the 1997 awards), Donen was granted
with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman; Damn Yankees (1958)
an honorary Academy Award “in appreciation of a body of
a musical comedy with Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, and Ray
work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation.”
In his acceptance speech, he danced with his Oscar statue while singing Irving Berlin’s “Cheek to Cheek” and declared one of the secrets to being a great director is “You show
The demise of the Hollywood musical caused the string of successes Donen had directed to stall. He went on to
up--and stay the hell out of the way. But you gotta show up or
direct a variety of films, some financially successful, some
else you can’t take the credit and win one of these guys.”
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ALFRED HITCHCOCK (Leytonstone, London (UK), 1899 - Bel Air, California (USA), 1980) - PART I
He was born Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, his father was a
(born 7th July 1928).
green grocer called William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914), his mother was Emma Jane Whelan (1863 - 1942) and he had
His success followed when
two older siblings, William Hitchcock (Born 1890) and
he made a number of films
Eileen Hitchcock(born 1892). He grew up in a very strict
in Britain such as The Lady
Roman Catholic family. He attended St Ignatius college
Vanishes (1938) and Jamaica Inn (1939), some of them
and a school for engineering and navigation. In 1914, when
which also made him famous in the USA. David O. Selznick,
Hitchcock was 15 years old, his father died.
an American producer at the time, got in touch with Hitchcock and the Hitchcock family moved to the USA to direct an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca (1940).
It was around 1920 when Hitchcock joined the film industry, he started off drawing the sets (Since he was a very
It was when Saboteur (1942) was made, that films
skilled artist) and he met Alma Reville, though they never
companies began to call his films after him; such as Alfred
really spoke to each other. It was only when the director for Always tell your wife fell ill and Hitchcock had to complete
Hitchcock’s Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s Family Plot, Alfred
the film, that he started off in the directing part of the film
world, then Alma Reville and Hitchcock began to talk to each During the making of Frenzy (1972), Hitchcock’s wife Alma
suffered a paralyzing stroke which made her unable to walk very well at all. (Continues in part II)
Hitchcock had his first shot of being the director of a film in 1923 when he was to direct the film The Number 13, though the production was stopped. Hitchcock didn’t give up then. He directed a film called The Pleasure Garden in 1925, a British/German production, which was very popular. In 1926, Hitchcock made his first trademark film, The Lodger. In the same year on the 2nd of December, Hitchcock married Alma Reville. They had one child called Patricia Hitchcock
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MUSIC (OST) HENRY MANCINI
HENRY MANCINI (Cleveland, Ohio (USA), 1924 - Los Angeles, California (USA), 1994)
Walk”), Martin Ritt (The Molly
Upon discharge, Mancini entered the music industry.
Maguires), Vittorio de Sica
In 1946, he became a pianist and arranger for the newly re-formed Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by Tex Beneke.
(Sunflower), Norman Jewison
After World War II, Mancini broadened his composition,
(Gaily Gaily), Paul Newman
counterpoint, harmony and orchestration skills during
(Sometimes a Great Notion,
studies with two acclaimed “serious” concert hall
The Glass Menagerie), Stanley Kramer’s (Oklahoma Crude), George Roy Hill (The Great Waldo Pepper), Arthur Hiller
composers, Ernst Krenek and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
(Silver Streak), and Ted Kotcheff (Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?), and others. Mancini’s score for the Alfred
In 1952, Mancini joined the Universal Pictures music department. During the next six years, he contributed music
Hitchcock film, Frenzy (1972), was rejected and replaced by
to over 100 movies, most notably The Creature from the
Ron Goodwin’s work.
Black Lagoon, It Came from Outer Space, Tarantula, This Mancini scored many TV movies, including The Thorn
Island Earth, The Glenn Miller Story (for which he received his first Academy Award nomination), The Benny Goodman
Birds and The Shadow Box. He wrote his share of television
Story and Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil. Mancini left Universal-
themes, including Mr. Lucky (starring John Vivyan and Ross
International to work as an independent composer/arranger
Martin), NBC News Election Night Coverage, NBC Mystery
Movie, What’s Happening!!, Newhart, Remington Steele, Tic Tac Dough (1990 version) and Hotel. Mancini also composed the “Viewer Mail” theme for Late
Mancini’s scores for Blake Edwards included Breakfast at
Night with David Letterman.
Tiffany’s (with the standard, “Moon River”), and with “Days of Wine and Roses,” “Experiment in Terror,” The Pink Panther, (and all of its sequels, such as “A Shot in the Dark”), The
Mancini’s range also extended to orchestral and ethnic
Great Race, The Party, “Victor/Victoria”. Another director
scores (Lifeforce, The Great Mouse Detective, Sunflower,
with a longstanding partnership with Mancini was Stanley
“Tom and Jerry: The Movie”, Molly Maguires, The
Donen (Charade, Arabesque, Two for the Road). Mancini
Hawaiians), and darker themes (“Experiment In Terror,” “The
also composed for Howard Hawks (Man’s Favorite Sport,
White Dawn,” “Wait Until Dark,” “The Night Visitor”).
Hatari! — which included the well-known “Baby Elephant
The pink panther (1963)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Peter Gun (1958)
the time on the Broadway stage version of Victor/Victoria.
Mancini was also a concert performer, conducting over fifty engagements per year, resulting in over 600 symphony
At the time of his death, Mancini was married to singer
performances during his lifetime. Among the symphony
Virginia “Ginny” O´Connor, with whom he had three children.
orchestras he conducted are the London Symphony
Ginny Mancini went on to found the Society of Singers a
Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, the Los
non profit organization which benefits the health and welfare
Angeles Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
of professional singers worldwide. Additionally the Society
He appeared in 1966, 1980 and 1984 in command
awards scholarships to students pursuing an education in
performances for the British Royal Family. He also toured
the vocal arts and holds the annual Ella Awards. One of
several times with Johnny Mathis and with Andy Williams,
Mancini’s twin daughters, Monica Mancini, is a professional
who had sung many of Mancini’s songs.
Mancini died at the age of 70 in Beverly Hills/Los Angeles, California of pancreatic cancer. He was working at
· Peter Gunn (1958) · Mr. Lucky (1959) · Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) · Experiment in Terror (1962) · Hatari! (1962) · Charade (1963) · The Pink Panther (1963) · The Great Race (1965) · Arabesque (1966) · What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966) · Two for the Road (1967) · Gunn (1967) · The Party (1968) · Me, Natalie (1969) · Visions of Eight (1973) · The Great Waldo (1975)
ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards: 1991, 1989, 1987 (Most performed theme), 1988 (The Pink Panther), 1986 (Moon River). Academy Awards, USA (Oscars): 1983 (victor Victoria), 1963 (Days of Wine and Roses), 1962 (Breakfast at Tiffany’s). Golden Globes, USA: 1971 (Darling Lili). Grammy Awards: 1962 (Breakfast at Tifany’s). Laurel Awards: 1962 (Breakfast at Tiffany’s).
Experiment in Terror (1962)
Mr. Lucky (1959)
The Big Latin Band
Published on May 22, 2010