To Catch a Thief

WANTED by the police in all the luxury-spots of Europe!... A catch for any woman!
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 29, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Collectors Edition

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Screenwriting by
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Art Direction by
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1955 - Best Cinematography: Robert Burks

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh96%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 51,943
It is a significant dud, and Grace Kelly's role has the virtue of making clearer the quality which excited so much attention in previous roles. Full Review
The New Republic
Jan 23, 2013
Light-hearted romp with much creative photography. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Sep 13, 2017
Hitchock-lite, but highly enjoyable for it, To Catch a Thief is a visually dazzling romantic comedy with two incomparable leads. Full Review
Film4
Aug 13, 2014
It's hardly one of his best, but it's not half-bad - and the French Riviera, in VistaVision, is a sight to behold. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 21, 2019
3 stars out of 5 -- Cary Grant came out of semi-retirement to star....THIEF does give off a warm glow...
Total Film
Jul 1, 2007
[C]lose to perfection as a romantic comedy....One of his silkiest and most sheerly enjoyable.
New York Times
May 8, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- The whole thing is really a condensed summer holiday, all hot sun and suavity. Full Review
Financial Times
Aug 7, 2014

Product Description:

A supposedly reformed cat burglar, out to prove himself innocent of a recent crime spree, tries to capture the thief who's terrifying the French Riviera. Cary Grant is devastatingly elegant as the reformed thief, John Robie, and charming enough to attract the attention of the lovely Frances Stevens (Grace Kelly), a wealthy and spoiled American traveling the Riviera with her widowed mother (Jessie Royce Landis). However, things do not begin on a romantic note. Robie is more interested in clearing his name than in pursuing the beautiful American, but the two will not go their separate ways so easily. When Mrs. Stevens has her jewels stolen, the snubbed Frances puts the police on Robie's trail. Now the dashing Robie will have to win the confidence and assistance of Frances if he is to ever set things right. The stars are radiant together, with an entrancing chemistry that sparkles, especially in the impromptu ad-libbed dialogue of the picnic scene. A series of elaborate set pieces combined with dramatic Riviera scenery make the film an enduring glamorous spectacle, featuring a fireworks kissing scene that is truly a classic.

Plot Synopsis:

Alfred Hitchcock directed this light, thoroughly entertaining comedy-drama in which a reformed cat burglar, to prove himself innocent, tries to capture the thief who's terrifying the French Riviera. He is assisted by a rich, young American woman, and as they track down the thief, they fall in love with one another.
The film offers many beautifully photographed scenes of the Riviera, including a now-classic fireworks sequence.

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Production Notes:

  • Hitchcock cameo: Hitchcock sits next to Cary Grant on a bus near the beginning of the film.
  • The intricate car chase scene was plotted by Hitchcock's wife and frequent collaborator, Alma Reville.
  • During the making of this film, which was shot on location in the Riviera, Grace Kelly met Prince Rainier of Monaco, her future husband. Ironically, the winding road she's seen driving on is the site of Kelly's later fatal car accident.
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  • Sales Rank: 9,915
  • UPC: 032429258359
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