For whatever reason, Charade isn’t one of the films that pops to mind when you think of its stars, Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant (maybe Breakfast at Tiffany’s and North By Northwest came to mind).
However, the 1963 film from director Stanley Donen is a delightful caper that pits the terminally classy duo as a widow who learns her late husband was involved in a heist of over $250,000, while Grant plays a mysterious stranger whose true identity is constantly questionable.
In true ‘60s romantic screwball comedy fashion, the pair team up to uncover the truth, and fall in love. See it in the luxurious outdoor screening experience worthy of the Hollywood legends, with wine, popcorn and lounge furniture seating.
Charade at Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, (949) 498-2139; www.casaromantica.org. Tues. 8 p.m. $5.
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers film and previously contributed to the OCW’s long-running fashion column, Trendzilla. Don’t ask her what her favorite movie is unless you want to hear her lengthy defense of Showgirls.