To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

Hitchcock's romantic comedy/thriller with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly (in her final film with the master of suspense). Grant is a reformed cat burglar, now living a quiet life in Cannes. When tourists to the French Riviera start falling victim to a spate of robberies that bear his old trademarks, he has to hunt the thief in order to prove his innocence. Winner of the top prize at Venice Film Festival 1955, To Catch a Thief is one of Hitchcock's lighter comedies and features a famous foreplay/fireworks cross-cutting sequence.

Golden Lion winner at Venice Film Festival 1955. Winner of the Best Cinematography (Colour) Oscar, Academy Awards 1956.
1955Rating: PG106 minsUSA
ComedyMysteryThrillerRomanceClassic

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Variety

Variety

While a suspense thread is present, director Alfred Hitchcock doesn't emphasize it, letting the yarn play lightly for comedy more than thrills.

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Time Out

Time Out

One of the most lightweight of Hitchcock's comedy-thrillers.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Does nothing but give out a good, exciting time. If you'll settle for that at a movie, you should give it your custom right now.

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