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Director:
Writers:
George Bradshaw (based on a story by)
Harry Kurnitz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 August 1966 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
S-S-S-H-H-H-H-H - Meet a couple of smart operators who give a lesson in love and larceny See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(36 articles)
Egot Winner Eli Wallach Dies at 98
 (From Cinema Blend. 25 June 2014, 9:47 AM, PDT)

Eli Wallach, 'The Good, the Bad & the Ugly' Star, Dead at 98
 (From Rolling Stone. 25 June 2014, 7:40 AM, PDT)

In memoriam: Eli Wallach
 (From Den of Geek. 25 June 2014, 12:20 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Bright, Sophisticated, Funny! See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Audrey Hepburn ... Nicole

Peter O'Toole ... Simon Dermott

Eli Wallach ... Davis Leland

Hugh Griffith ... Bonnet

Charles Boyer ... DeSolnay
Fernand Gravey ... Grammont

Marcel Dalio ... Senor Paravideo
Jacques Marin ... Chief Guard
Moustache ... Guard
Roger Tréville ... Auctioneer (as Roger Treville)
Edward Malin ... Insurance Clerk (as Eddie Malin)
Bert Bertram ... Marcel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Georg Stanford Brown ... Waiter (uncredited)
Louise Chevalier ... Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
Rémy Longa ... Young Man (uncredited)
Jacques Ramade ... (uncredited)
Olga Valéry ... (uncredited)

Directed by
William Wyler 
 
Writing credits
George Bradshaw (based on a story by)

Harry Kurnitz (screenplay)

Produced by
Fred Kohlmar .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams (music) (as Johnny Williams)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Alexandre Trauner  (as Alexander Trauner)
 
Makeup Department
Alberto De Rossi .... makeup by (as Alberto de Rossi)
Grazia De Rossi .... hairdresser (as Grazia de Rossi)
Freddie Williamson .... makeup by (as Frederick Williamson)
 
Production Management
William Kaplan .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Feyder .... assistant director
Robert Swink .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Joseph de Bretagne .... sound
David Dockendorf .... sound
 
Stunts
Gil Delamare .... stunt double: Miss Hepburn (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
James Harbert .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
François Moreuil .... production assistant (as Francois Moreuil)
Phill Norman .... main title design: Cinefx
Frawley Becker .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Robert Wyler .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"William Wyler's How to Steal a Million" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
123 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:S | France:U | Hong Kong:I | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #21174) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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Trivia:
William Wyler first considered making this film as a follow up to Roman Holiday (1953); as in that film, Gregory Peck would have played the male lead opposite Audrey Hepburn. At that time he had a darker mood in mind and approached Stanley Kubrick, who had recently made The Killing (1956), to contribute.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When stealing the Cellini Venus Simon Dermot exchanges the Venus with the empty bottle. However as a clever thief he should have worn gloves because his fingerprints were on the bottle.See more »
Quotes:
Simon Dermott:There's the bathroom. Take off your clothes.
Nicole Bonnet:Are we planning the same sort of crime?
Simon Dermott:You're quite safe. It's dress rehearsal time. That's why we bought all this lovely junk.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Star Wars: Music by John Williams (1980) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Two LoversSee more »

FAQ

Bonnet house location?
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45 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Bright, Sophisticated, Funny!, 15 May 2004
Author: dwoolsey90-1 from United States

This Movie was one of the best Audrey made - not an easy statement to make since she made so many great ones. "How to steal a million" is not as well known as her early works (Roman Holiday for example) or as well regarded as Breakfast at Tiffany's (Considered her Signature role), but it is far and away her best comedic work.The casting for the movie was very good. from the principals down to the supporting cast. Notice especially the casting of Hugh Griffith as Charles Bonnet in the role of Audrey's (Nicole's) errant but very endearing Papa, The interplay of those two Characters together with her scenes with Peter O'Toole as Simon Dermott (Society Burglar / Private Investigator / Love Interest) secured, to my mind at any rate, the movie's success. In addition, notice also the performances of Jacques Marin and Moustache as the museum security guards. Both of these turned in terrific work in supporting roles as did Charles Boyer in his (all too brief) appearance as the art Dealer DeSolnay. The sole weak point was I believe the casting of Eli Walach for the character of Davis Leland. Though his performance was adequate, he was not the best choice for this character (a role that was originally intended for George C. Scott). In Summary: The casting was wonderful, The characters were believable, Principals were excellent together and the dialog was bright,sophisticated and (did I mention?) FUNNY! Conclusion: This is one my favorite movies. I have watched it repeatedly over the years and it never fails to makes me laugh. So, If you like to laugh and especially if you're a fan of either Audrey or Peter then this movie is a "must-have". I rate it 10 out of 10.

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