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To Catch a Thief (1955) was a Crime - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by David Dodge published in 1952.

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, Joseph McMillan Johnson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Arthur KramsNominated
Best CinematographyRobert BurksWon
Best Costume DesignEdith HeadNominated
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COMEDY GOLD #18: The picnic from To Catch a Thief (1955)

By Carol Martinheira on Aug 16, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #18: The picnic from To Catch a Thief (1955) On August 16, 2019August 16, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized To Catch a Thief (1955, dir. Alfred Hitchcock) boasts not only two of the most beautiful people who have ever lived as its leads, but also some of the mo... Read full article


Review: To Catch a Thief (1955)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 18, 2018 From 4 Star Films

There’s little doubt that To Catch a Thief is Hitchcock at his breeziest and with the once-in-a-lifetime pairing of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly the picture could coast on?looks and charm?alone. Not simply based on?the attributes of?its stars either but the extensive on location shooting boastin... Read full article


Review: To Catch a Thief (1955)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 18, 2018 From 4 Star Films

There’s little doubt that To Catch a Thief is Hitchcock at his breeziest and with the once-in-a-lifetime pairing of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly the picture could coast on?looks and charm?alone. Not simply based on?the attributes of?its stars either but the extensive on location shooting boastin... Read full article


Review: To Catch a Thief (1955) – draft

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 9, 2018 From 4 Star Films

There’s little doubt that To Catch a Thief is Hitchcock at his breeziest and with the once-in-a-lifetime pairing of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly the picture could coast on?looks and charm?alone. Not simply the attributes of?its stars but the extensive on location shooting boasting Cannes shoreli... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: To Catch a Thief

By Amanda Garrett on Oct 19, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

To Catch a Thief (1955), starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). October's selections will focus... Read full article


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John Robie: You're here in Europe to buy a husband.
Frances Stevens: The man I want doesn't have a price.
John Robie: That eliminates me.


John Robie: Well, we only met a couple of minutes ago.
Danielle Foussard: That's right, only a few minutes ago.
Frances Stevens: Only a few minutes ago? And you talk like old friends...
Frances Stevens: Ah, well, that's warm, friendly France for you.


John Robie: May I ask you a personal question?
Frances Stevens: I've been hoping you would.


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The filming of this movie on the French Riviera plays a pivotal role in Wu Ming's novel "54". The action takes place in the springtime of 1954, and nearly all the characters in the novel (including Cary Grant, an Italian American mafioso nicknamed "Steve Cement", and two Parisian gangsters from Du rififi chez les hommes) cross each other's path in Cannes and Nice.
The two leads ranked #8 on Moviefone's 'The Top 25 Sexiest Movie Couples'. May 2008
The movie was filmed in the summer of 1954 but its release was delayed because the producers felt the age difference between Cary Grant and Grace Kelly was too great for their romance to be believable. Ironically, when released in 1955 the film immediately became one of the biggest hits of the decade.
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