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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 »
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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 »
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 »
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(30 articles)
The shock and awe of Peter O'Toole | @guardianletters
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 17 December 2013, 4:05 PM, PST)

R.I.P. Peter O'Toole (1932 - 2013)
 (From Flickeringmyth. 16 December 2013, 2:54 PM, PST)

Peter O'Toole obituary
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A Filmic Bon Bon; a Trend-Setting, Light-Hearted Romp See more (80 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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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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:
After Nicole (played by Audrey Hepburn) dresses up as a cleaning lady, Simon Dermott says "That does it. For one thing, it gives Givenchy a night off." Hubert de Givenchy was Audrey Hepburn's costume designer.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Just after the Cellini Venus has been collected from M. Bonnet's Parisian mansion, Nicole and her father move to the salon and are discussing the tests to detect forgeries and M. Bonnet says to Nicole "the basic trouble with you is that you're honest". As he leans over to her on the sofa, the cigarette he is holding changes from his right hand to his left hand.See more »
Quotes:
Simon Dermott:Our telephones may be tapped, so I'll conduct this entire conversation in Swahili. How are you?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Star Wars: Music by John Williams (1980) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
La MarseillaiseSee more »

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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A Filmic Bon Bon; a Trend-Setting, Light-Hearted Romp, 4 August 2005
Author: silverscreen888

The trio of William Wyler directing, Audrey Hepburn as a charming French woman in need of help and Peter O'Toole as the dashing fellow who agrees to commit a crime for her seemed at first glance to many film aficionados to be potentially a fine partnership for making a winning comedy. "How to Steal a Million" in fact turned out to be atmospheric, very French, very sophisticated and a great deal of fun. The clever story and screenplay by George Bradshaw and Harry Kurnitz worked almost everywhere, I suggest. Some of the film's humor seems obvious to me--the use of rotund Gallic comedian Moustache borders upon parody at times; but this is a fundamentally light-hearted romp of a film from its flimsy but serviceable premise to its satisfying romantic conclusion. It is a comedy; and it turns upon O'Toole's ability to devise a means of stealing a well-guarded art object from a major French Museum, a physical feat which he proves to be quite capable of achieving. The reason he is asked by Hepburn to plan that robbery is that the lovely statue now on display is about to be examined and authenticated by experts--and her father created the work, as he has created so many others, his charming and adroit forgeries. There are several other currents at work in the plot as well; there is a U.S. buyer after the piece, Hepburn 's belief that her champion is a crook turns out to be an unfounded assumption, and he is falling in love with her as she is with him throughout the unfolding of actions and events. The production is expensive-looking but never "heavy" in feel to my way of thinking. Givenchy did Miss Hepburn's gowns, Charles Lang was the cinematographer, and the production design by Alexander Trauner and the bubbly music by John Williams both served the story very strongly. In the cast, O'Toole and Hepburn seem perfectly mismatched; she is a bit inconsistent, I believe not knowing how "old" to play her part; O'Toole is intelligent, and plays both a crook with a sense of humor and a romantic admirer of Miss Hepburn's very successfully. Her father who proudly but inadvertently loans the piece to the Museum and misses the clause relative to its being examined by experts is Hugh Griffith, who suggests as much as he blusters. His likability is the key to the plot, because if he were not talented and likable and worth saving, the viewers would not accept the story-line'e basic premise--much ado to save him. Eli Wallach is bright as usual as the obsessed would-be buyer; others in the cast include Charles Boyer, Fernand Gravey, Marcel Dallio, Jacques Mann, the aforementioned Moustache and Roger Treville. The film is often discussed as if it were a trifle, a cinematic glass of champagne and a delightful and only a bit-overlong comedy. the attitudes expressed miss the three points of the film...It is noir, since the police cannot be brought into the case; it is comedy, which means its tone of light-heartedness and clever dialogue is very often exactly right; and its sub-plot is adventure, a very daring and ingenious combination of psychology, physical paraphernalia and enjoyable suspense. It is well-liked by many, and as a writer, I am certainly one of its admirers..

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