To Catch a Thief [Blu-ray] [1955]

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  • Release Date: 08/29/2017
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 10)

Synopsis


To Catch a Thief
A jewel thief is at large on the Riviera, and all evidence points to retired cat burglar Cary Grant. Escaping the law, Grant heads to the Cote D'Azur, where he is greeted with hostility by his old partners in crime. All of them had been pardoned due to their courageous activities in the wartime Resistance, and all are in danger of arrest thanks to this new crime wave. But Grant pleads innocence, and vows to find out who's been copying his distinctive style. With the reluctant aid of detective John Williams, Grant launches his investigation by keeping tabs on the wealthiest vacationers on the Riviera. One such person is heavily bejeweled Jessie Royce Landis, who is as brash and outspoken as her daughter Grace Kelly is quiet and demure. But "still waters run deep," as they say, and soon Kelly is amorously pursuing the far-from-resistant Grant. Part of Kelly's attraction to Grant is the possibility that he is the thief; the prospect of danger really turns this gal on. Being Cary Grant, of course, he can't possibly be guilty, which is proven in due time. But by film's end, it's obvious that Kelly has fallen hard for Grant, crook or no crook. Occasionally written off as a lesser Alfred Hitchcock film (did we really need that third-act fashion show?), To Catch a Thief is actually as enjoyable and engaging now as it was 40 years ago. Though the Riviera location photography is pleasing, our favorite scene takes place in a Paramount Studios mockup of a luxury hotel suite, where Grant and Kelly make love while a fireworks display orgasmically erupts outside their window. And who could forget the scene where Jessie Royce Landis disdainfully stubs out a cigarette in an expensive plate of eggs? Adapted by frequent Hitchcock collaborator John Michael Hayes from a novel by David Dodge To Catch a Thief won an Academy Award for cinematographer Robert Burks. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Cary Grant
    Cary Grant - John Robie (The Cat)
  • Grace Kelly
    Grace Kelly - Frances Stevens
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    Jesse Royce Landis - Mrs. Jessie Stevens
  • Charles Vanel
    Charles Vanel - Bertani
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    Brigitte Auber - Danielle Foussard



Overall customer rating

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100%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Blu ray transfer

    Posted
    HitchFan

    If you ever saw To Catch a Thief in the theaters, you will love this transfer. The Blu ray takes the muted colors of the dvd and brings them alive. They are vibrant and crisp-indeed, like they were on movie screens when the film was released. The film itself is a triffle-but a delightful one-with the two gorgeous stars playing against even more gorgeous sceenery. It's old fashioned movie making and well worth having in your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie to see

    Posted
    chiefsrock

    Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are both so lovely in this movie. You get to see him in just board shorts at the beach and you get to see her in the same plus in beautiful dresses. Although the action might not be up to par with that of today's action thrillers it is still a great movie with twists and turns. Overall really fun to watch, especially if you are into older movies!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hitchcock does romantic comedy

    Posted
    Rocky14
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    This movie is a little different for Hitchcock. It plays more like a romantic comedy at times with a bit of mystery thrown in. The cinematography, acting, and writing are all excellent. Also, the picture quality of this transfer is amazing! There is a lot of fine detail in the image and the colors are brilliant.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Hitchcock!

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    Gerald
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    Cary Grant is absolutely perfect in this classic Hitchcock movie. There’s great chemistry between Grace Kelly & Cary Grant. Definitely a must see movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    Aces
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    Grace Kelly and Cary Grant are great in this film. This film makes me want to go the French Riviera. Great story and looks amazing in blu-ray

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie

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    Haddman
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    Cary grant is a retired cat burglar and someone else is using his techniques to cover their own tracks. Great ride,funny

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful classic movie.

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    DVDssss
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    Wonderful classic movie. Wonderful classic movie. Wonderful classic movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Buy

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    CH48
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    Good movie to have for Blu Ray and the price was very reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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