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To Catch a Thief

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
United States, 1955
Crime, Thriller, Romance


When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

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To Catch a Thief Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1956 | Winner: Best Cinematography, Color

1956 | 2 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

Writers Guild of America

1956 | Nominee: Best Written American Comedy (Screen)

Critics reviews

In his book of interviews with François Truffaut, Hitchcock himself is archly dismissive of the film, claiming to despise shots of blue skies (which a film shot on a location like this almost certainly required) and bemoaning that some of the colours he wanted to achieve didn’t end up looking as he wanted. Yet this remains a high-quality suspense film, but it’s suspense which doesn’t derive from the hokey plot machinations so much as the erotic interplay between Kelly and Grant.
August 07, 2014
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