To Catch a Thief
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is a significant dud, and Grace Kelly's role has the virtue of making clearer the quality which excited so much attention in previous roles."
‑ Delmore Schwartz, The New Republic
"Lavishly shot in the French Riviera, this romantic thriller is vatsly entertaining due to star power of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"...has the feel of being made while on a getaway vacation."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Hitchcock and screenwriter John Michael Hayes posited voyeuristic spectacle as the essence of cinema in Rear Window; in To Catch a Thief they validate their thesis with plenty of spectacle to be voyeuristic over."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"The heart of the film hinges on the enjoyable Côte d'Azur romance between Kelly and Grant."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"To Catch a Thief does nothing but give out a good, exciting time. If you'll settle for that at a movie, you should give it your custom right now."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A riveting, rollicking Hitchcock suspense classic."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"Colorful, fun Hitchcock pairing Grant and Kelly."
‑ Steve Crum,
"It's one of Hitchcock's lightest and most purely enjoyable exercises."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Vintage Hitchcock."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Hollywood Bitchslap
"Alfred Hitchcock's fluffy 1955 exercise in light comedy, minimal mystery, and good-natured eroticism (the fireworks scene is a classic)."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"should keep you guessing while you have a chance to see the veiled sexual relationship between Grant and Kelly's characters"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A collection of VistaVision postcards."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Fluff, but made of spun gold, with Grant and Kelly at their glittering best."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Fun light-hearted thrills from Grant and Hitchcock."
‑ Widgett Walls,
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