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How to Steal a Million (1966) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Fred Kohlmar.

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A million-dollar art museum heist is the chewy center of this chocolate truffle as the dashing O'Toole and precious Hepburn pair off in an aristocratic romantic comedy. The daughter of a Parisian art collector (Hepburn), in truth a forger, unwittingly solicits the aid of a man she believes to be a thief (O'Toole) to steal a famous "Cellini Venus" statue - sculpted by her grandfather - from a museum. But in actuality, the "thief" is a private detective specializing in exposing forgeries. The chemistry of the two leads makes this well worth the watch.

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By The Metzinger Sisters on Dec 7, 2021 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

We often come across movie stills that feature scenes that were later cut from films. This particular one is from the classic caper How to Steal a Million ( 1966 ) starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole. We believe this scene - at an office using IBM machines - may have appeared before Nicole ( H... Read full article


How to Steal a Million (1966)

By Beatrice on Mar 27, 2019 From Flickers in Time

How to Steal a Million Directed by William Wyler Written by Harry Kurnitz based on a story by George Bradshaw 1966/USA World Wide Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant Nicole Bonnet: Are we planning the same sort of crime? Fans of Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole should be entertained by ... Read full article


How to Steal a Million ( 1966 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 9, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Audrey Hepburn loved Paris and audiences adored seeing her in Paris on film. She portrayed a young woman who journeyed to Paris to study cooking in Sabrina ( 1954 ), a shy bookshop clerk who longs to see the city in Funny Face ( 1957 ), and the daughter of a French private detective in Love in the A... Read full article


How to Steal a Million ( 1966 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 9, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Audrey Hepburn loved Paris and audiences adored seeing her in Paris on film. She portrayed a young woman who journeyed to Paris to study cooking in Sabrina ( 1954 ), a shy bookshop clerk who longs to see the city in Funny Face ( 1957 ), and the daughter of a French private detective in Love in the A... Read full article


How to Steal a Million ( 1966 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 9, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Audrey Hepburn loved Paris and audiences adored seeing her in Paris on film. She portrayed a young woman who journeyed to Paris to study cooking in Sabrina ( 1954 ), a shy bookshop clerk who longs to see the city in Funny Face ( 1957 ), and the daughter of a French private detective in Love in the A... Read full article


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Simon Dermott: That thing isn't loaded is it?
Nicole Bonnet: Course it is.
[cocks the gun]
Nicole Bonnet: Are you armed?


Nicole Bonnet: Indian wrestling at a time like this?


Simon Dermott: Where precisely were you in the early part of the sixteenth century?
Nicole Bonnet: I don't know but that's not how I was dressed.


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Nicole's car is a Autobianchi Bianchina Special Cabriolet (basically an upmarket Fiat 'Sport' 500). Dermott's car is an E-type Jaguar.
The book Nicole is reading in bed ('Hitchcock Magazine: Le Revue du Suspence') is a French version of the 'Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine', first published in 1956.
William Wyler first considered making this film as a follow up to Roman Holiday; as in that film, Gregory Peck would have played the male lead opposite Audrey Hepburn. At that time he had a darker mood in mind and approached Stanley Kubrick, who had recently made The Killing, to contribute.
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