Synopsis: Cary Grant plays John Robie, reformed jewel thief who was once known as "The Cat," in this suspenseful Alfred Hitchcock classic thriller. Robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear himself. Meeting pampered heiress Frances (Grace Kelly), he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's (Jessie Royce Landis) fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but France, who believes him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape. In a spine-tingling climax, the real criminal is exposed. Bonus Features: * Commentary: - Commentary by Dr. Drew Casper, Hitchcock Film Historian * Other: - A Night with the Hitchcocks * Other: - Unacceptable Under the Code: Film Censorship in America * Other: - Writing and Casting To Catch A Thief * Other: - The Making of To Catch A Thief * Other: - Behind the Gates: Cary Grant and Grace Kelly * Other: - Alfred Hitchcock and To Catch A Thief An Appreciation * Other: - Edith Head The Paramount Years * Other: - If You Love To Catch A Thief, You'll Love this Interactive Travelogue * Trailers: - Theatrical Trailer * Other: - Galleries:
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
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