Overall Rank: 1236
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 101
Theatrical Release Date: 08/05/1955
Genre: Crime, Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Brigitte Auber, Charles Vanel
Plot: Light and breezy Hitchcock trifle about a retired jewel thief lured out of retirement by a copycat criminal. Romance ensues with a beautiful American heiress against the luscious backdrop of the French Riviera.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/21/2019
"To Catch a Theif" is not one one of Hitchcock's masterpieces, but it doesn't fail to entertain.
Snoogans - wrote on 12/07/2013
I didn't find it particularly involving. It starts off quite strong in the first couple of scenes, but the long middle portion feels drawn out and, at times, slightly boring. The unnecessary romance is most of the cause. Cary Grant is left to charm his way through this section, which barely suffices. It picks up again later in the third act. Some good moments here and there, but ultimately one of the more forgettable in Hitchock's filmography.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/03/2011
There aren't a lot of twists and turns in this more straightforward Hitchcock film, but the smartly-written romance and dialogue between Grace Kelly and Cary Grant is the stuff classic films are made of.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/16/2012
A retired cat burglar joins forces with an insurance agent to catch a copycat thief who is throwing suspicion onto him. To Catch A Thief lacks the darker edge that marked Hitchcock's best, but this film epitomizes the the kind of Hollywood glamour that is still to be equalled. Highly aspirational, it is set in capitalist heaven where beautiful people exist in beautiful surroundings and the wealthy are all either charming sophisticates or refreshingly down to earth and untainted by their riches. The mystery element to the plot takes a virtual back seat to the irresistible pairing of Grant and Kelly; he the soul of suave as the gentlemen thief and she radiating classical femininity to the point where every time she is described as "pretty" it nettled me as it seems like ludicrous …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/27/2011
A retired jewel thief nicknamed “The Cat” John Robie (Cary Grant) investigates the perpetrators of a series of jewelry related robberies. Robie visits his old gang members from the French Resistance including Bertani and Foussard. Danielle Foussard (Brigitte Auber) entices John to “get away” with her and insists that he stop prying into the new “Cat’s” activities. He asks assistance from H. H. Hughson (John Williams), Bertani’s friend and Francie Stevens (Grace Kelly). Despite its age of its creation, the film’s cinematography and premise is never dated. Elegant costumes were utilized and the score was endearing. Pace of the film never dragged and had some exciting scenes such as the car chase with the police and the roof top encounter with the new “Cat.” …
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