American expatriate John Robie, living in high style on the Riviera, is a retired cat burglar. He must find out who a copycat is to keep a new wave of jewel thefts from being pinned on him. High on the list of prime victims is Jessie Stevens, in Europe to help daughter Frances find a suitable husband. The Lloyds of London insurance agent is using a thief to catch a thief. Take an especially close look at scene where Robie gets Jessie's attention, dropping an expensive casino chip down the décolletage of a French roulette player.Written by
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After Robie leaves Danielle's boat and swims to the beach, he lies down in the sand. Since his body is all wet a lot of sand sticks to it. Yet in the next shot when he is asked to answer the phone at the beach, there is no more sand on his body. See more »
Danielle, you are just a girl. She is a woman.
Why do you want to buy an old car if you can get a new one cheaper? It will run better and last longer.
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The opening title sequence shows the window of a travel agent, with the text of the titles superimposed. The bottom of the window is not quite horizontal because the window is seen from a slight angle to perpendicular. The text of the titles is given slight parallelogram distortion so the bottom line of text is parallel to the window-sill, and therefore it is not horizontal and parallel with the film frame. See more »
I gave "To Catch a Thief" an 8 out of 10. I would have given it 7 out of 10, but the incredible visuals of the French Riviera increased my rating.
This movie doesn't measure up to some of Hitchcock's other movies, "To Catch a Thief" is good light entertainment, but the story was simple and I found the ending somewhat lacking in depth compared to "Rear Window", or "Vertigo".
Cary Grant, as "The Cat", is a reformed jewel thief trying to go clean, and Grace Kelly, as an American fascinated by "The Cat", are a great romantic couple. The supporting cast members are entertaining as well.
If you are looking for a fun movie to watch, then "To Catch a Thief" will fill your appetite. However, don't expect an intense drama from this movie.
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