To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

Alfred Hitchcock (1955)

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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.


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 & Crew

John Robie Cary Grant
Frances "Francie" Stevens Grace Kelly
Mrs Jessie Stevens Jessie Royce Landis
HH Hughson John Williams (1)
Bertani Charles Vanel
Danielle Foussard Brigitte Auber
Foussard Jean Martinelli
Germaine Georgette Anys
Commissioner Lepic René Blancard
Claude Roland Lessaffre
Antoinette Dominique Davray
Mr Sanford Russell Gaige
Kitchen helper Edward Manouk
French waiter Eugene Borden
Jewellery clerk Philip Van Zandt
Director Alfred Hitchcock
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Other Information

Language: English / FrenchColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 8 Aug 2014