To Catch a Thief (1955)

Alfred Hitchcock directs Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and Brigitte Auber in this romance mystery where a retired cat burglar must prove his innocence when everyone but a beautiful heiress suspects him of a series of jewel thefts.

Weightless Hitch. This just floats along sometimes with little urgency or obvious purpose. Amiable, glamorous, undemanding. The French Riviera and Edith Head’s costumes pop under a patina of greens. Robert Burks’ VistaVision framing fetishises the relaxed stars through a loop of low stakes flirtation and rebuffs. Only a prolonged rooftop finale gets the heart pumping… otherwise this is all high end packaging tarting up a small gift.


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