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To Catch A Thief

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
To Catch A Thief
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John Robie is a reformed jewel thief who was once known as "The Cat." robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear himself. Meeting pampered heiress Frances, he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but Frances, who believes him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape.
Title: To catch a thief
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Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Special collector's ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Commentary by Peter Bogdanovich and Laurent Bouzereau; 4 featurettes: "Writing and casting To catch a thief," "The making of To catch a thief," "Alfred Hitchcock and To catch a thief: an appreciation," "Edith Head: the Paramount years;" theatrical trailer
Originally released as a motion picture in 1955
Based on the novel by David Dodge
Summary: John Robie is a reformed jewel thief who was once known as "The Cat." robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear himself. Meeting pampered heiress Frances, he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but Frances, who believes him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape.
Audience: Not rated
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, USA, 1956: Oscar - Best Cinematography - Color (Robert Burks)
ISBN: 9781415727638
1415727635
Branch Call Number: TO CATCH A
Statement of Responsibility: a Paramount release ; screenplay by John Michael Hayes ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Performers: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams.
System Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround, Dolby Digital mono., NTSC
Other Language: English (Dolby 2.0, Dolby mono.) with optional soundtrack in French (Dolby mono), and with optional English subtitles
Subject Headings: Riviera (France) Drama Man-woman relationships France Riviera Drama Rich people France Riviera Drama Hotels France Riviera Drama Jewel thieves France Riviera Drama Dodge, David, 1910-1974 Film adaptations Dodge, David, 1910-1974 Television adaptations
Genre/Form: Suspense films
Feature films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Rich people
Hotels
Jewel thieves
Publisher No: 12073
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Oct 23, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The rating thing must be broken because it reads average rating: one star. Along with "North by Northwest," Hitch's most purely entertaining film. Great chemistry between Grace Kelly and Cary Grant, both of whom couldn't be more charming or good looking.

Jan 12, 2014
  • phantomas rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Alfred Hitchcock directed many movies, among them Rear Window, Rebecca, Notorious, and Shadow of a Doubt, but the Hitchcock film that I watch over and over is To Catch a Thief. Yes, it is corny, and yes, in some places even trite, but the actors, the scenery, and the suspense hold my interest. So what's it about, you ask? The Cat has returned. The Cat was the most famous jewel thief in Europe before WWII. Or possibly someone who can imitate the Cat in every detail. John Robie (formerly known as the Cat) has a choice: catch the imposter or go straight to jail. Who is telling the truth: Robie's former associates, the police, or Robie himself? Based on a crime thriller by David Dodge (his books are being published by Hard Case Crime), this 1955 movie will delight you, entice you to travel to the French Riviera, or make you look considerate in the eyes of your significant other as if you have chosen a movie just for him or her. And as a bonus, consider the eye candy: Cary Grant, Grace Kelley, and Brigitte Auber, such flowers as have not flourished in Hollywood before or since.

Aug 29, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was definitely a charming film. Hitchcock's follow-up to his highly successful prior pieces, "Rear Window", and "Dial M for Murder". I am, unfortunately, unlike most on this page, more prone to prefer those two over this one. A big production, granted; lots of beautiful people in beautiful vistas and life is beautiful. Even the criminals are beautiful, for crying out loud. Heavy on romance. Light on suspense. And that's where it lost some points for me. I'm not discrediting that, by any means; if pompous blue-haired people prancing around in Louis XV period gowns are your thing, more power to ya. I simply am not one who's into the whole glamour and glitz thing. Give me a raw black and white film noir with ugly mugs and ditzy dames and flatfoots trying to figure out who stiffed the stiff any day of the week and I'm happy. Nice film here, just too gooey for me.

If you are interested we will be discussing this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club on October 8/13 at 7:00 pm. See you there

Hello! Where is the Carlington Library Film Club? I live in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Sep 04, 2012
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favourite Hitchcock films. Cary Grant is suave and charming as the former thief trying to uncover who's behind a series of thefts, Grace Kelly is radiant, and the supporting cast is ideal. The chemistry between the leads is outstanding, the writing gives us a very clever, playful, and suspenseful story, and Hitchcock, a true master of direction, brings it all together. If you haven't seen this movie before, you're really missing out.

Aug 23, 2012
  • yve168 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this is a clever piece of classic cinema where you think you know but in the end you find out you have been nicely and beautifully duped!

Apr 14, 2011
  • madishoemake rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! The best I have ever seen with Grace Kelly, truly breathtaking. I love the original and unique plot. WATCH THIS PICTURE!

Mar 14, 2011
  • dragonsnakes rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great Hitchcock movie featuring Grant and Kelly.

Oct 16, 2010
  • rogerio rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film is a great example of how good Hitchcock actually was.

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Jan 12, 2014
  • phantomas rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

DANIELLE:"If you were in South America with me, you will know exactly what will happen." ROBIE:"You make it sound dangerous either way." DANIELLE:"It would be so much nicer to be killed by love, no?" ROBIE:"Pardon me while I get the water out of my ear." DANIELLE: "John, you know what sort of men they are at Bertani’s. Another robbery, and they will do something to you." ROBIE: I think I’d better get back." DANIELLE:"What has she got more than me—except money? And you are gathering plenty of that." ROBIE:"Danielle, you are just a girl. She is a woman." DANIELLE:"Why do you want to buy an old car, if you can get a new one cheaper? It will run better and last longer." ROBIE:"It looks as if my old car just drove off." FRANCIE:"No it hasn't. It's just turned amphibious."

Aug 29, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frances Stevens (of the chicken -- lol): "You want a leg or a breast?" John Robie: "...You make the choice."

Aug 29, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frances Stevens (of John Robie): "Oh, mother, he played us *both* for fools, and you know it!" Jessie Stevens: "I know you ought to be spanked with a hairbrush and sent back to school; *PUBLIC* school; where they could pound some sense into you during recess!"

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