To Catch a Thief

  • Film
  • Comedy
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One of the most lightweight (and not even particularly deceptively so) of Hitchcock's comedy-thrillers; a retreat from the implications of Rear Window into the realm of private jokes and sunny innuendo, with a Côte d'Azur romance that hinges on Kelly's testing of retired high-line thief Grant, to find whether 'The Cat' has indeed been neutered or is still able to prowl the Riviera rooftops. Even determined analysts Rohmer and Chabrol had to take comfort in celebrating Hitch's 'flowers of rhetoric': the famous image of the cigarette stubbed out in an egg, and the cheeky cliché of cross-cutting foreplay and fireworks.

Release details

Release date: Friday August 8 2014
Duration: 106 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriter: John Michael Hayes
Cast: John Williams
Grace Kelly
Jessie Royce Landis
Charles Vanel
Brigitte Auber
Cary Grant
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