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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
Virgilio Teixeira ...
Cayetano the Bullfighter
Peter Illing ...
Mr. Pickett the Art Expert
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Mrs. Pickett (as Britta Ekman)
George Rigaud ...
Spanish Police Inspector
Gérard Tichy ...
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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The triptych would have been wet, yet when exchanging it for the Goya, the thieves place it face down on the floor, even sliding it a bit; no marks or smudges appear when it is hung up. See more »

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Jimmy Bourne: [as Eve grabs a drink from a tray and tosses it back] But Eve, that's a *martini*.
Eve Lewis: It *was* a martini.
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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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