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To Catch a Thief Movie Review Summary

Actors: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Charles Vanel, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

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TO CATCH A THIEF is a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. The picture earned 3 nominations for the Academy Awards.

The setting is the french Riviera in the late forties. Cary Grant has once been known as "The Cat", a famous burglar specialized in the robbery of jewels. However, since the end of WWII, Grant lives a normal life as a wine grower. Now a large number of stealings are committed in the Riviera jet set and Cary is the first one to be suspected. Harrassed by the police detectives, he decides to discover by himself who's the new "Cat". In his quest, he will be seduced by Grace Kelly, a rich american heiress, who's desperately looking for a husband in Europe.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals stealing from honest people    -   con-artist/white collar crime Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat    -   swimming on Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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