Charade (1953)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Release Date - May 31, 1953 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The fine line between love and violence is explored in this three-chapter anthology featuring James Mason and his wife Pamela who both wrote, produced, and played the leads in each vignette. In the first story, "Portrait of a Murderer," a cynical young woman unthinkingly sketches the face of a killer. "Duel at Dawn" is set during the 1880s and follows the duel between two Austrian officers in love with the same woman. Finally, "The Midas Touch," follows the journey of an American entrepreneur who leaves his successful life behind to start anew in England where he works as a humble butler and ends up falling in love and bringing his paramour back to the US where he soon becomes rich again.

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duel, butler, sketch, artist, entrepreneur, homicidal-maniac, killer, love-triangle, servant