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33 Ratings

The Thief

Directed by Russell Rouse
United States, 1952
Crime, Thriller, Film noir


Interesting, but sometimes slow film about a nuclear physicist working in Washington DC who also spies for some unnamed foreign country. It does have a rather funny, patriotic/propagandist ending. It’s most interesting aspect is that it is filmed entirely without dialogue.

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The Thief Directed by Russell Rouse

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1953 | Nominee: Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

National Board of Review

1952 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Golden Globes (USA)

1953 | 5 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Drama

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