Director: Stanley Donen
Writers: Peter Stone, Marc Behm (play)
Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, Goerge Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass
Photography by: Christopher Lang
Music by: Henry Mancini
Runtime: 113 min.
About: 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.
¤ Seven studios rejected the original screenplay. Peter Stone turned it into a novel which was serialized in Redbook, and it was then turned back into a screenplay - which had interest from all 7 studios.
¤ In the scene where Hepburn is smoking a cigarette alone in her empty apartment and Grant enters, the backs of his ears had to be covered with masking tape since the backlighting made them appear red.
¤ According to Audrey, the scene where Regina spills ice cream on Adam's suit is based on a real-life accident where Hepburn spilled red wine over Grant's suit at a dinner party.
¤ Grant was uncomfortable playing a romantic lead with an actress young enough to be his daughter. He was appeased when jokes about the age difference were added to the script and it was made clear that it was Regina who was pursuing him, not vice-versa.
¤ The character played by Grant quotes a line from My Fair Lady ("On the street where you live"), the film version of which would star Hepburn the following year.
¤ After finishing this film, Grant was quoted as saying, "All I want for Christmas is to make another movie with Audrey Hepburn", Sadly, that never happened.
¤ Grant initially turned down the film, after which it was briefly considered a possible vehicle for Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood.
¤ The character of Peter Joshua was named after Stanley Donen's two sons: Peter and Joshua.
¤ On the property list that the police officer gives Reggie, the date says 5/4/63: Audrey's birthday.
¤ Grant was twenty seven years older than Audrey during the poroduction.
Oscary: nominacje: Best Music - Original Song
Złote Globy: nominacje: Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy (Audrey Hepburn)
BAFTA: Best British Actress (Audrey Hepburn); nominations: Best Foreign Actor
Laurel Awards: Top Male Comedy Performance (2nd place), Top Comedy (3rd place), Top Female Comedy Performance (3rd place - Audrey Hepburn); nominations: Top Song
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