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

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January 1962 (USA)  »

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Los alegres ladrones  »

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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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Like watching paint dry, only not quite as exciting
20 November 2010 | by (Azerbaijan) – See all my reviews

What a waste of everyone's time this is: a boring story line, terrible dialogue, wooden acting from all the actors (yes, even Rex H.), pedestrian directing (sorry, no offence to pedestrians intended), lifeless cinematography with hardly a single interesting camera angle or lighting in the whole film (and in muddy black and white, too, in 1962! - and the lighting cameraman had obviously never seen a good film noir, or if he did then he must have kept his eyes closed all the time), old-fashioned editing, an awful soundtrack (that irritating whistling tune that keeps repeating ad nauseam, and I do mean ad nauseam, is a top candidate for the worst film score ever) ...

The only reason it merits 2 stars instead of 1 is that we get to see Rita H. in her negligee.

Good grief, how did the studio have the brass neck to distribute this film instead of burning it and claiming on the insurance?


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