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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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Quotes from

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.


Frances Stevens: My nerves could stand a drink.
Jessie Stevens: Your nerves and your mother!


John Robie: Miss Stevens?
Frances Stevens: Yes, Mr. Burns?
John Robie: You know what I think?
Frances Stevens: About what?
John Robie: You.
Frances Stevens: I don't really care.


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The boat that Danielle (Brigitte Auber) and John (Cary Grant) travel in early in the film is named the "Maquis Mouse": a play on Maquis (the French underground) and Mickey Mouse.
Cary Grant had announced his retirement from acting in February 1953, stating that since the rise of Method actors like Marlon Brando, most people were no longer interested in seeing him. He was also angry at the way Charles Chaplin had been treated by the HUAAC. He was lured out of his retirement to make this film, and thereafter continued acting for a further 11 years.
John Robie mentions that as a youth he was in a trapeze group that traveled around Europe. In real life, Cary Grant was in an acrobatic troupe that toured around Europe (and eventually came to America) when he was young.
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