Hitchcock film Charade is public domain

Charade starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant is now in public domain (you can download it for free). So are some other classics like His Girl Friday and Dressed to Kill. See Archive.org’s feature films. (Actually, it’s not a Hitchcock film. But it’s said to be the best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made.)

  1. Dhar says:

    Wow! This is amazing. Have been trying to lay my hands on His Girl Friday for quite some time.

  2. WILDMAN says:

    RE: CHARADE…DOES THE PD INCLUDE THE MUSIC?

  3. S Anand says:

    I’m not quite sure, really… it’s been a while. Besides, it looks like the page I’d linked to has vanished. Maybe it’s no longer in public domain.

  4. Unidyne says:

    There’s a debate on the film’s public domain status, because the music composed for it and the story on which it was based are both under copyright. Also, while the film has a number of Hitchcock style touches (big name stars, plot twists, romantic scenes), it was directed by Stanley Donen.

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