Classic mystery thriller spy comedy cinema with Audrey Hepburn dedicating her damnedest to falling in love with Cary Grant and Cary Grant just trying to blue-ball himself until he can finally reveal his true good side. A real hoot.
Revered by many as a classic but personally I find the scripting a little hackneyed and the May-December romance a little desperate and forced. Hepburn is certainly charming and her wardrobe extraordinary but the overall film is just entertaining.
I appreciate this film more because of Miss Hepburn's costumes, which are made by Givenchy. My favourites are the mustard yellow coat and the indigo suit wore by Audrey Hepburn in the final scene of the film.
Perhaps the only film that can rival N/NW in terms of sheer romantic chemistry but then again Cary Grant works with just about everyone. You could probably make a great romantic comedy with Grant falling for his own shadow. However, while it has the charm to keep any viewer's attention, as a thriller, it lacks precision and originality as the last set-piece is almost identical to Hitchcock's Stage Fright.