To Catch a Thief

WANTED by the police in all the luxury-spots of Europe!... A catch for any woman!
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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
item number:  6FHWS
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 29, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Collectors Edition

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Art Direction by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1955 - Best Cinematography: Robert Burks

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh96%

Total Count: 47


User Ratings: 51,943
5 stars out of 5 -- [A]n absolute gem of a mix of comedy, drama and romance.
Ultimate DVD
Jul 1, 2007
Light-hearted romp with much creative photography. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Sep 13, 2017
3 stars out of 5 -- Cary Grant came out of semi-retirement to star....THIEF does give off a warm glow...
Total Film
Jul 1, 2007
Rating: 5/5 -- Francie finds something inauthentic in Robie: "like an American in an English movie". Well, yes, perhaps. But Grant's debonair and oddly unlocatable mid-Atlantic identity is absolutely right for the part. Full Review
Aug 7, 2014
Rating: 3/4 -- A bubbly and effervescent Alfred Hitchcock romantic-suspenser that finds the Master in a relaxed and purely entertaining mood. Full Review
TV Guide
Aug 13, 2014
Rating: 3/5 -- A fun seaside frolic, but doesn't sit long in the mind. Full Review
Little White Lies
Aug 7, 2014
It's all about the sparkle of glamour and the romantic smolder of seductive stars playing cagey characters who play at romance with all of their charm. Full Review
Dec 16, 2016

Product Description:

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 Synopsis:

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.


Production Notes:

  • Hitchcock cameo: Hitchcock sits next to Cary Grant on a bus near the beginning of the film.
  • The intricate car chase scene was plotted by Hitchcock's wife and frequent collaborator, Alma Reville.
  • During the making of this film, which was shot on location in the Riviera, Grace Kelly met Prince Rainier of Monaco, her future husband. Ironically, the winding road she's seen driving on is the site of Kelly's later fatal car accident.

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  • Sales Rank: 2,468
  • UPC: 032429258359
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