To Catch a Thief (Blu-ray)

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Product Overview

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 227568362
UPC 097361463742
UPC 14 00097361463742
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Keywords
Classic
Essential Cinema
Jewels
Recommended
Romance
Scams And Cons
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thieves
Thriller
Editors Note
Note A supposedly reformed cat burglar, out to prove himself innocent of a recent crime spree, tries to capture the thief who's terrifying the French Riviera. Cary Grant is devastatingly elegant as the reformed thief, John Robie, and charming enough to attract the attention of the lovely Frances Stevens (Grace Kelly), a wealthy and spoiled American traveling the Riviera with her widowed mother (Jessie Royce Landis). However, things do not begin on a romantic note. Robie is more interested in clearing his name than in pursuing the beautiful American, but the two will not go their separate ways so easily. When Mrs. Stevens has her jewels stolen, the snubbed Frances puts the police on Robie's trail. Now the dashing Robie will have to win the confidence and assistance of Frances if he is to ever set things right. The stars are radiant together, with an entrancing chemistry that sparkles, especially in the impromptu ad-libbed dialogue of the picnic scene. A series of elaborate set pieces combined with dramatic Riviera scenery make the film an enduring glamorous spectacle, featuring a fireworks kissing scene that is truly a classic.
Plot Summary
Summary Alfred Hitchcock directed this light, thoroughly entertaining comedy-drama in which a reformed cat burglar, to prove himself innocent, tries to capture the thief who's terrifying the French Riviera. He is assisted by a rich, young American woman, and as they track down the thief, they fall in love with one another.^The film offers many beautifully photographed scenes of the Riviera, including a now-classic fireworks sequence.
Reviews
USA Today "...One of the best looking movies ever made..." ??/??/1108 p.8E
New York Times "[C]lose to perfection as a romantic comedy....One of his silkiest and most sheerly enjoyable." 05/08/2007 p.E4
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Cary Grant came out of semi-retirement to star....THIEF does give off a warm glow..." 07/01/2007 p.113
Ultimate DVD 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n absolute gem of a mix of comedy, drama and romance." 07/01/2007 p.26
Directors
Alfred Hitchcock
Actors
Cary Grant
Grace Kelly
Cast & Crew
Cary Grant - Star
Brigitte Auber - Star
Grace Kelly - Star
Georgette Anys - Star
Jessie Royce Landis - Star
Wee Willie Davis - Star
Charles Vanel - Star
John Williams - Star
Alfred Hitchcock - Producer
Lyn Murray - Composer
John Michael Hayes - Screenwriter
Hal Pereira - Art Director
George Tomasini - Editor
Robert Burks - Director of Photography
Joseph MacMillan Johnson - Production Designer
Alfred Hitchcock - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1955
UPC 00097361463742
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 106 minutes
Color Color
Awards
Name Robert Burks
Award Category Best Cinematography
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1955
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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