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To Catch a Thief ()


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When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

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John Robie
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Frances Stevens
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Jessie Stevens
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H.H. Hughson
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Bertani
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Danielle Foussard
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Foussard
Georgette Anys ...
Germaine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Adrian ...
Detective (uncredited)
John Alderson ...
Detective at the Costume Ball (uncredited)
Alex Ball ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Martha Bamattre ...
Kitchen Helper (uncredited)
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Commissaire Lepic (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ...
French Waiter (uncredited)
Nina Borget ...
Frenchwoman (uncredited)
John Breen ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Cold-cream Woman (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Man with Milk in Kitchen (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ...
Hotel Security (uncredited)
Frank Chelland ...
Chef (uncredited)
Beulah Christian ...
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Wilson Cornell ...
Shepherd (uncredited)
Reinie Costello ...
Spanish Girl (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ...
Hotel Security (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Big Man in Kitchen (uncredited)
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Antoinette (uncredited)
Louise De Carlo ...
Spanish Girl (uncredited)
Guy De Vestel ...
Detective (uncredited)
Gloria Dee ...
Persian Slave Girl (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Kathleen Desmond ...
French Shepherdess (uncredited)
Lala Detolly ...
French Queen (uncredited)
Dolores Ellsworth ...
Persian Girl (uncredited)
George Ellsworth ...
Shepherd (uncredited)
Nestor Eristoff ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Woman at Costume Ball (uncredited)
Russell Gaige ...
Mr. Sanford (uncredited)
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Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Trailer Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Michael Hadlow ...
Monaco Policeman (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus (uncredited)
Gladys Holland ...
Elegant French Woman (uncredited)
Jeshurun Howard ...
Boy (uncredited)
Jean Hébey ...
Police Inspector Mercier (uncredited)
Beverly Ruth Jordan ...
French Shepherdess (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Lorraine Knight ...
French Huntress (uncredited)
Bela Kovacs ...
Detective (uncredited)
Jeanne Lafayette ...
Frenchwoman (uncredited)
Donald Lawton ...
Detective (uncredited)
Eddie Le Baron ...
Frenchman (uncredited)
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Claude (uncredited)
Edward Manouk ...
Kitchen Helper (uncredited)
Jonathan Marlowe ...
Prince (uncredited)
Jeri McKenna ...
French Princess (uncredited)
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Detective at Costume Ball (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ...
Croupier (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
George Nardelli ...
Croupier (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ...
Vegetable Man in Kitchen (uncredited)
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Frenchman (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
George Paris ...
Croupier (uncredited)
Manuel París ...
Croupier (uncredited)
Joan Patti ...
Spanish Girl (uncredited)
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Monaco Policeman (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Albert Pollet ...
Croupier (uncredited)
Jose Portugal ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
John Powell ...
Boy (uncredited)
Paul Power ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Paul Ravel ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Ervin Richardson ...
Detective (uncredited)
Loulette Sablon ...
Frenchwoman (uncredited)
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Frenchman (uncredited)
Otto F. Schulze ...
Chef (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Reginald Lal Singh ...
Maharaja (uncredited)
Earl Spainard ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Adele St. Mauer ...
Woman with Birdcage on Bus (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ...
Casino Patron (uncredited)
Marie Stoddard ...
Mrs. Sanford (uncredited)
Aimee Torriani ...
Woman in Kitchen (uncredited)
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Jewelry Clerk (uncredited)
Geni Whitlow ...
Persian Slave Girl (uncredited)
Phyllis Young ...
Spanish Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

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John Michael Hayes ... (screenplay)
 
David Dodge ... (based on the novel by)
 
Alec Coppel ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Alfred Hitchcock ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Lyn Murray ... (music scored by)

Cinematography by

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Robert Burks ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Tomasini

Art Direction by

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J. McMillan Johnson ... (as Joseph MacMillan Johnson)
Hal Pereira

Set Decoration by

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Sam Comer
Arthur Krams

Costume Design by

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Edith Head ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor
Bud Bashaw Jr. ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Harry Ray ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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William Davidson ... assistant production manager (uncredited)
C.O. Erickson ... assistant production manager (uncredited) / unit production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Herbert Coleman ... second unit director
Daniel McCauley ... assistant director
Ralph Axness ... assistant director (uncredited)
Paul Feyder ... assistant director (uncredited)
Al Mann ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Dorothea Holt ... illustrator (uncredited)
Joe Keller ... props (uncredited)
Robert McCrellis ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John Cope ... sound recordist
Harold Lewis ... sound recordist
Howard Beals ... sound editor (uncredited)
Paul Franz ... sound recordist (uncredited)
George Swarthout ... sound cable man (uncredited)
August Van Koughnet ... stage engineer (uncredited)
Bill Wistrom ... sound editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Farciot Edouart ... process photography
John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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W. Wallace Kelley ... second unit photography (as Wallace Kelley)
Bill Avery ... still photographer (uncredited)
Bud Fraker ... still photographer (uncredited)
George Gall ... camera assistant (uncredited)
James Grant ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Vic Jones ... electrician (uncredited)
Gene Liggett ... assistant camera (uncredited)
William Schurr ... camera operator (uncredited)
Leonard J. South ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Darrell Turnmire ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ed Fitzharris ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Grace Harris ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Other crew

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Elsie Foulstone ... dialogue coach
Richard Mueller ... Technicolor color consultant
Sylvette Baudrot ... script supervisor: France (uncredited)
Claire Behnke ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Vincent McEveety ... technical advisor (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

American expatriate John Robie living in high style on the Riviera is a retired cat burglar. He must find out who a copy cat 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 Dale O'Connor

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Taglines WANTED by the police in all the luxury-spots of Europe!... A catch for any woman! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief (United States)
  • Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief (United Kingdom)
  • La main au collet (France)
  • Über den Dächern von Nizza (Germany)
  • Atrapa a un ladrón (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Cary Grant had announced his retirement from acting in February 1953, stating that since the rise of Method actors like Marlon Brando, most people were no longer interested in seeing him. He was also angry at the way Charles Chaplin had been treated by the HUAAC. He was lured out of his retirement to make this film, and thereafter, continued acting for a further 11 years. See more »
Goofs The note with the warning message on Carlton Hotel stationary that John Robie receives at the hotel's front desk before going to the Beach with Francie has the impression of a similar message on it, made when the prop department was creating various notes for the director to select for use in this scene. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Seul le cinéma (1994). See more »
Quotes John Robie: Danielle, you are just a girl. She is a woman.
Danielle Foussard: Why buy an old car if you can get a new one cheaper? It will run better and last longer.
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