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The Light Touch (1951)

Approved  |   |  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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Charles
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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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Crime | Drama

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6 December 1951 (USA)  »

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Crown of Thorns  »

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Pier Angeli's twin sister is actress Marissa Pavan See more »

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Felix Guignol: Don't be so unhappy. Marriage is a lottery. You may be getting a prize.
Sam Conride: Well, if it's a lottery, there ought to be a law against it.
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12 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why do people feel the need to outline the plot, bandy about cast and crew names like they are insiders, mouth trade lingo and generally attempt to ape professional critics they have read or heard?? We can read all that stuff on the credits and from the places they lifted it. We have search engines on our computers too. I understand that real person reviews are solicited here, maybe with some sharing of things learned about the film. But, how about referencing the source so others can evaluate it on that basis. I think people mostly come here to find out what a regular viewer thought of the film.

On the film, I know it is not the best done by the actors. But I feel that when you like an actor, you like him/her in even a lesser movie. Enjoyed the combination of Granger and Sanders enough to want to watch and re-watch the movie just for that. To me, they have styles that are ever so delightful to watch in combo.


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