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The Happy Thieves (1961)

 |  Comedy, Drama, Crime  |  January 1962 (USA)
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A suave art thief romances a wealthy duchess, only to enable him to steal a priceless painting from her collection. Complications ensue.

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Eve Lewis
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Jimmy Bourne
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Jean Marie Calbert
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Duchess Blanca
Grégoire Aslan ...
Dr. Victor Muñoz
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Cayetano the Bullfighter
Peter Illing ...
Mr. Pickett the Art Expert
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Mrs. Pickett (as Britta Ekman)
George Rigaud ...
Spanish Police Inspector
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Antonio, Prado Museum Guard
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A suave art thief romances a wealthy duchess, only to enable him to steal a priceless painting from her collection. Complications ensue.

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We confess! They did it! But it's how they did it that makes it so delightful! See more »

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Los alegres ladrones  »

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The painting, known as the "Rokeby Venus" is by Velazquez and is his only known nude. It moved to England in 1813 to hang in Rokeby Park, Yorkshire. The painting was purchased by National Art Collections Fund in 1906 for the National Gallery, London. The suffragette Mary Richardson attacked and badly damaged the painting in 1914 but it was restored and returned to display. See more »

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Jimmy Bourne: A man is nothing without his profession.
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Considering the cast, it's an amazingly lifeless picture
29 May 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

With Rex Harrison and Rita Hayworth, you might tend to think you'll see a pretty good film but unfortunately the film only barely manages to earn a 5 and most of this is due to these actors. Try as they might, the film is just an amazingly listless film. Plus throughout the film I kept expecting a payoff to make my time investment worth while. Sadly, when the film was over, my first thought was "is that all there is to it?!". No magic, no chemistry...just a rather bland caper about stolen masterpieces. If you are looking for a good crime film or some of the excitement of GILDA, keep looking. This film features second-rate writing and barely enough energy to keep your interest. It isn't that the film is bad, but it certainly wasn't good either.


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