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Making of 'To Catch a Thief' (2002)

Documentary of the making of Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1955 tale.

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Mary Stone ...
Herself - Alfred Hitchcock's Granddaughter
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Himself , production manager on 'To Catch a Thief' (as Doc Erickson)
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Himself - Author of 'Writing with Hitchcock'
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Herself (as Pat Hitchcock)
Sylvette Baudrot ...
Herself - Script Supervisor on 'To Catch a Thief'
Alma Reville ...
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This made-for-video documentary treats classic movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of To Catch a Thief, Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 thriller about a retired catburglar who must track down a new thief before he takes the blame for the newcomer's crimes. Includes interviews with Hitchcock's daughter, Pamela, along with archive footage from the set of the film. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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5 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Making a Thief
12 March 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Making of To Catch a Thief (2002)

*** (out of 4)

Nice, if way too short, look at the making of Hitchcock's TO CATCH A THIEF contains interviews with his granddaughter Mary Stone, production manager Doc Erikson, author Steven DeRosa and Sylvette Baudrot. We start off learning about what Hitchcock wanted to achieve with the film and that at the end of his career he really considered this one of his favorites. Hitchcock, unlike most of his films, agreed to film half of it on location so we get some stories about shooting on the outside and this leads to a very funny story where Cary Grant thought a scene should be shot one way but Hitch another. Hitchcock agreed to try both ways but without Grant's knowledge he prepped the crew to applaud at the end of the scene that the director wanted. We also get to hear about the new VistaVision and how the studio demanded that certain images come out looking like what they wanted. Other stories include an alternate ending and best of all is the talk about the production code and certain issues they had with the sexuality. Overall this is a pretty entertaining featurette clocking in at just under twenty-minutes. Again, it would have been nicer with something more detailed but the stories we do get are entertaining. Best of all is the story told by Sylvette Baudrot and he even reads a letter that Grant gave to him at the end of the production.


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