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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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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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Jimmy Bourne exhibits the cut or scratch that he received from his wife Eve before she hits him. 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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Rex Harrison and Rita Hayworth make it worth watching
20 May 2004 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this film is totally forgotten. Maybe because it's a typical United Artist movie: not great enough to be remembered but with an interesting cast that's worthy of a little more attention.

It's not the greatest film ever made and it certainly has its fair share of problems but the story is interesting, and the whole scene when they switch the real painting for the fake one is fun and suspenseful. The location filming in Spain is excellent, thanks mainly to the beautiful B&W cinematography.

But if there's one reason to check out THE HAPPY THIEVES, it's simply for watching Rex Harrison and Rita Hayworth act together. They make an interesting duo. In fact, I have to say that they make one of the sexiest screen couples ever. I can't put my finger on why but those two together seems to be a match made in heaven.


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