To Catch a Thief Overview:

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.


Hitchcock Lite describes this detour into comedy-suspense. Grant plays a (supposedly) retired jewel thief who finds himself once again under suspicion when a rash of jewel heists hits the aristocrats of Monaco. He woos elegant American heiress Kelly, and, as she tempts him with her jewelry and her charms, they pursue the thief to clear Grant's name. Famously sexy, with swirling kisses, fireworks, and come-hither dialogue.

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).


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

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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By The Lady Eve on May 17, 2022 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Romance, adventure and intrigue, plus dashing Cary Grant and delectable Grace Kelly. All of this along with a tour of the French Riviera courtesy of Alfred Hitchcock. Who could resist such high style fun in the sun - and moonlight?What rapidly turns into an adventure begins with a mundane shot of a ... Read full article

Grace Kelly tries to expose Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief”

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 18, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Grace Kelly tries to expose Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief” To Catch a Thief (1955) is a romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. John Michael Hayes wrote the screenplay and the cinematography was by long-time ... Read full article

Blu-ray Review: To Catch a Thief (Paramount Presents Series)

By Devon Powell on May 2, 2020 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: April 21, 2020 Region: Region A Length: 01:46:31 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 5.1 English Dolby TrueHD Alternate Audio: 2.0 Mono Spanish (Castilian) Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Spanish (Latin) Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono It... Read full article

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

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Quotes from

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

Jessie Stevens: [referring to John] Handsome. I wouldn't mind buying *that* for you.

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.

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Facts about

According to the script, the character John Robie was 35. Cary Grant was 50 at the time of filming.
French actor Charles Vanel (as Bertani) could not speak a word of English. All his lines were dubbed.
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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