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Friday, March 15, 2013

To Catch a Thief

Based on the 1952 novel by David Dodge, and screenplay by John Michael Hayes, and obviously directed by Alfred Hitchcock, To Catch a Thief was last movie of Grace Kelly with Hitchcock. Movie was filmed in 1955 and next year Grace Kelly became Princes Grace of Monaco.

This was Hitchcock’s first movie in Vista Vision (wide screen process), and is the only Hitchcock movie that was not only released by Paramount, but also controlled and owned by it up to this day.

Apart from Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, John Williams (H.H. Hughson), Charles Vanel (Bertani), Brigitte Auber (Danielle Foussard), Jean Martinelli (Foussard), and Georgette Anys (Germaine) were among the main cast. Jessie Royce Landis played Jessie Stevens, potential mother in law of John Robie (Cary Grant). Jessie Landis later played Cary Grant’s mother in North by Northwest.

Released on August 5, 1955 movie made $4.5 million on the box Office and $8.75 million on rentals etc. Budget was 2.5 million. It won an Academy Award for Robert Burks (Best Cinematography), was nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

Hitchcock, Kelley and Grant on the set

The Ball

CG and Danielle 

Hitchcock in the bus scene 

Credits: google etc for pictures 


  1. Love the classics, and have not seen this one. I'll have to rent this DVD! Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are two of my favorites.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. This is a good one too... should watch

    You too have a nice weekend.

  3. Yeah! One of my favorites! Thank you for sharing!