To Catch a Thief

  • PG
  • Alfred Hitchcock (1955)
  • US
  • 102 min
To Catch a Thief
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Film Review
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4 out of 5

Alfred Hitchcock devised this witty romantic mystery to team his blonde obsession at the time, Grace Kelly, with his old favourite, Cary Grant. Sandwiched between the director's masterworks Rear Window and The Trouble with Harry, and therefore often overlooked, this box-office hit follows a retired jewel thief's attempts to catch a copycat criminal. Adhering to the director's customary droll intentions, Grant and Kelly are on sparkling form, as is Jessie Royce Landis as the latter's formidable and smirky mother, and the French Riviera is beautifully captured by the Oscar-winning cinematography of Robert Burks.

Plot Summary

A retired cat burglar becomes the prime suspect for a series of robberies carried out in his own distinctive style, and sets out to clear his name by catching the copycat crook responsible. His quest takes him to the Cote d'Azur, where he encounters the demure daughter of a wealthy holiday-maker, and before long the two are drawn together. Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-winning romantic mystery, starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and Jessie Royce Landis.

Cast and crew


John Robie
Cary Grant
Frances Stevens
Grace Kelly
Mrs Jessie Stevens
Jessie Royce Landis
HH Hughson
John Williams
Charles Vanel
Danielle Foussard
Brigitte Auber
Jean Martinelli
Georgette Anys
Commissioner Lepic
René Blancard
Roland Lessaffre
Dominique Davray
Mr Sanford
Russell Gaige


Alfred Hitchcock

Other Information

English / French
Theatrical distributor: 
Park Circus
Available on video and DVD
Released 8 Aug 2014
Certificate PG