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Thief (1971)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Crime  |  9 October 1971 (USA)
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A professional thief tries to break with his past but has to pull off one last job to pay off a gambling debt.



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Credited cast:
Neal Wilkinson
Jean Melville
Charles Herrod
Hurd Hatfield ...
Herman Gray
James Calendar
Jack Cutter
Mary Gregory ...
Party hostess
Barbara Perry ...
Mrs. Risman
Richard Stahl ...
Bob Rifleman
Jo De Winter ...
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Hunter von Leer


A professional thief tries to break with his past but has to pull off one last job to pay off a gambling debt.

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Drama | Crime





Release Date:

9 October 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Day in the Life of a Burglar  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Diamond in the rough
8 May 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This film is intelligent, moving, and in the end...well, I won't spoil that for you. It's one of Richard Crenna's very best performances, and definitely in Angie Dickinson's top 10. You get a rare and chilling insight into the life of a suburban thief. We are disturbed, but also strangely sympathetic to this lost man. See this film and you will experience a wide range of emotions. Excellent writing and direction. Note: "Thief" can be very hard to find. You may have to trade for it. Good luck. Peter Chicago, IL

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