To Catch a Thief
To Catch a Thief (1955)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 4, 1955
DVD Release Date: March 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may occasionally be guilty of coasting on pure charm, but To Catch a Thief has it in spades -- as well as a pair of perfectly matched stars in Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Delmore Schwartz
The New Republic

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.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Sean Axmaker

It's all about the sparkle of glamour and the romantic smolder of seductive stars playing cagey characters who play at romance with all of their charm.

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Variety Staff

Grant gives his role his assured style of acting, meaning the dialog and situations benefit. Kelly, too, dresses up the sequences in more ways than one.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Alfred Hitchcock's fluffy 1955 exercise in light comedy, minimal mystery, and good-natured eroticism (the fireworks scene is a classic).

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TV Guide

A bubbly and effervescent Alfred Hitchcock romantic-suspenser that finds the Master in a relaxed and purely entertaining mood.

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Paul Taylor
Time Out

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.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Light-hearted romp with much creative photography.

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Hitchock-lite, but highly enjoyable for it, To Catch a Thief is a visually dazzling romantic comedy with two incomparable leads.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Hitchcock classic that is unusually light-hearted and charming for the master of psycho thrillers. 60 years later the film mostly works thanks to its beautiful… More
Jennifer D
Not the best, but when you have Cary Grant AND Grace Kelly, it's hard to hate it.
Daniel Perry
I'm not sure there's anything extra special about this film, but compared to a great many, its craft and its plot are excellent. The colours are… More
Graham Jones
Hitchcock uses Grant for what he's best at in this suspense/comedy classic. This is good warm up for the Grant/Hitchcock masterpiece "North By… More
Chris Weber
This is once again Hitch making a film that's a mix of romance and thrills, although here the focus is more on the romance. That's really not a bad… More
Kevin M. Williams
A bit of a truffle about jewel thievery and cat burglary from Hitchcock as Grant and Kelly do some zhah-vay cavorting on the French Riviera. Nearly more… More