A RETIRED CAT BURGLAR SEES FIREWORKS WITH AN AMERICAN HEIRESS ON THE RIVIERA.
This minor 1955 work by Alfred Hitchcock, one of the lighter entries of his creative peak in the 1950s, is still imbued with the master's stock themes of shared guilt and romantic ambivalence. It is also hardly lacking in Hitchcockian cinematic inventiveness, such as a famous, often-imitated sequence in which some smooching between stars Cary Grant and Grace Kelly is intercut with a fireworks show that just happens to be going on outside in a Riviera setting. Grant plays a reformed cat burglar who is suspected of reviving his trade, though he knows someone else is using his old methods. A very enjoyable experience, but don't get this confused with Hitchcock's other Cary Grant film of that decade, which was a masterpiece: North by Northwest. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Il faut voir et revoir ce beau film de Hitchcock! Magniques Grant et Kelly dans le sud de la France.Published on Dec 24 2012 by Luigi
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