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The Light Touch (1951)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  6 December 1951 (USA)
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Sam and Felix are art thieves. Sam has just stolen a picture from a museum in Italy, but told Felix that it was lost in a boat accident. He wants copies made to sell while he will sell the ... See full summary »

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Sam Conride
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Anna Vasarri
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Felix Guignol
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Mr. Aramescu
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Lt. Massiro
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Mr. R.F. Hawkley
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Mr. MacWade
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Anton
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Sam and Felix are art thieves. Sam has just stolen a picture from a museum in Italy, but told Felix that it was lost in a boat accident. He wants copies made to sell while he will sell the original and get paid both ways. To find an artist, they pick the young, beautiful, naive Anna. When Anna has doubts, Sam strings her along and then marries her and go to Sicily on their honeymoon. Anna finds out that Sam is a thief and is very disappointed. Felix finds out that Sam has the original and is out to get it. The police are also waiting along with the buyer that Sam has for the painting. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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If she knew what he was, she'd never given him her youth and innocence!

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6 December 1951 (USA)  »

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Crown of Thorns  »

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Sam Conride: Did you ever do something for anybody? I mean, without getting paid for it?
Mr. Aramescu: Once I had such an impulse - but I managed to overcome it. After all, why should I be a hypocrite?
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Part comedy, part suspense, all bad
9 August 2002 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Excruciatingly boring tale of a thief who steals a famous painting for another man and then double crosses him. Along the way a young woman is brought into the deal to create a forgery of the painting and she winds up falling for one of the crooks. This crushing bore went on interminably as the 2 groups went about trying to outwit each other and come into possession of the valuable piece of art. Worse than "Canvas", another stupid 'art theft' movie.


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