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How to Steal a Million (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 19 August 1966 (UK)
Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her.

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Bonnet
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DeSolnay
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Grammont
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Senor Paravideo
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Bert Bertram ...
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Storyline

Nicole's father, a legendary art collector, lends his prized Cellini Venus to a prestigious Paris museum. Unfortunately, the Venus was *not* sculpted by Cellini but by Nicole's grandfather. (Her father is a forger as well, but his specialty is paintings.) Before tests can be done which would prove the Venus a fake, Nicole enlists the services of "society burglar" Simon Demott to steal the million dollar statue. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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S-S-S-H-H-H-H-H - Meet a couple of smart operators who give a lesson in love and larceny See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Also Known As:

How to Steal a Million Dollars and Live Happily Ever After  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The book Nicole is reading in bed ('Hitchcock Magazine: Le Revue du Suspence') is a French version of the 'Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine', first published in 1956. See more »

Goofs

After shooting Simon, Nicole drive him to the Ritz, on the place Vendome. We see them arriving on the place Francois Ier from the Francois Ier street. This means they are going in the opposite direction, away from the place Vendome. Then, from the place Francois Ier, we see they take the Jean Goujon street, which means they are now on the right way. However, it would have been faster to turn back through Francois Ier street. See more »

Quotes

Simon Dermott: There's the bathroom, take off your clothes.
Nicole Bonnet: Are we planning the same sort of crime?
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Referenced in Virage de modes (2005) See more »

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La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
In the score when the statue is transported to the museum
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AUDREY THE GREATEST!
22 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somehow Audrey Hepburn made fluffy romantic caper movies look

like high art. Take this adorable trifle directed by William Wyler

with Audrey looking glorious in her trademark Givenchy clothing.

Audrey could have phone in a performance, but she's totally

enchanting as always, making us overlook the seams in the script.

She's beautifully supported by Peter O'Toole, who never looked

handsomer or more Cary Grant-ish in his life as Simon, the art

expert who gets talked into stealing Audrey's father's statue of the

Cellini Venus back from the museum when it is learned the statue

has to be authenticated for insurance purposes.

Hugh Griffith, as Audrey's father, is a delightful rogue of an art

forger and Charles Boyer and Eli Wallach just add to the fun. The

actual theft of the statue is quite ingenious, if a little too drawn out.

Still, here's two hours of pure enchantment. That Ferrari still looks

good nearly forty years later, and if Audrey was walking down Fifth

Avenue, dressed in Givenchy's stunning creations today, she'd

cause a riot. Check out that lace cocktail dress with the matching

lace mask at the bar of the Ritz in Paris! It doesn't get any chicer

than this.




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