To Catch a Thief | 1955    

Updated April 8, 2021

Summary & Info

To Catch a Thief
After a string of acrobatic robberies, a presumably reformed jewel thief (Cary Grant), living an idyllic life in the French Riviera, is suspected by both the local gendarmes and his estranged former French Resistance pals of having reverted to his old habits. To clear himself he has to catch the thief, and collaborates with a blonde heiress (Grace Kelly), who may be planning to catch a husband. Cast: Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams and Brigitte Auber. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [1:46 – PG]

Dueling Critics

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“Comes off completely as a hit in the old Hitchcock style…the script and the actors keep things popping, in a fast, slick, sophisticated vein…does nothing but give out a good, exciting time.”
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“The real mystery is how the product of Hitchcock’s direction, given such care, toil and intelligence, could be so poor…it is a significant dud.”

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To Catch a Thief

    

Updated April 8, 2021

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“Comes off completely as a hit in the old Hitchcock style…the script and the actors keep things popping, in a fast, slick, sophisticated vein…does nothing but give out a good, exciting time.”
thumbs-up“The real mystery is how the product of Hitchcock’s direction, given such care, toil and intelligence, could be so poor…it is a significant dud.”

Summary & Info

To Catch a Thief
After a string of acrobatic robberies, a presumably reformed jewel thief (Cary Grant), living an idyllic life in the French Riviera, is suspected by both the local gendarmes and his estranged former French Resistance pals of having reverted to his old habits. To clear himself he has to catch the thief, and collaborates with a blonde heiress (Grace Kelly), who may be planning to catch a husband. Cast: Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams and Brigitte Auber. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. [1:46 – PG]

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