Heat Wave: TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) – 4K Restoration!

Runtime: 106 mins | Release Year: 1955 | Rating: | Genre(s): Thriller
Production Country: USA | Original Language: English

An ex-thief is accused of enacting a new crime spree, so to clear his name he sets off to catch the new thief, who’s imitating his signature style.

No upcoming showtimes available.

The films are hot, but the Revue’s AC will be cranked for the ten films in this summer’s Heat Wave lineup.

Heat Wave at the Revue Cinema, a lineup of the greatest summer movies ever made, continues on July 10th with Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, TO CATCH A THIEF with an introduction by Designing The Movies curator, NATHALIE ATKINSON!

This romantic summer thriller is eye candy in every possible way!
Cary Grant has seldom been as suavely comedic and debonair—or as tanned—as he is in Alfred Hitchcock’s escapist thriller, filmed on location in the South of France. A rash of jewel thefts on the French Riviera is suspected to be the work of retired cat burglar John Robie (Grant), who protests his innocense. After meeting coolly street-smart heiress Frances Stevens (Grace Kelly) on holiday at a nearby resort with her parents, they join forces to prove as much. Over a series of Cannes outings and outfits, Hitchcock’s favourite actors engage in sophisticated (and suggestive) repartee while their chemistry crackles—it’s as much a cat-and-mouse between Robie, the real thief, and the local gendarmes (led by suave John Williams) as between the two glamorous leads.
To Catch a Thief is gorgeous to look at in every way, with Oscar-winning cinematography by Hitch regular Robert Burks (Vertigo, Rear Window, Marnie, The Birds, North by Northwest) filmed in VistaVision. This widescreen technology was one of Hollywood’s responses to the encroaching threat of television, to deliver visual capability that TV simply could not. A crime caper based on the 1950 novel by David Dodge inspired by true events features a famous chase scene that is one of the earliest helicopter shots in cinema history.
Presented with an introduction by Designing The Movies’ curator Nathalie Atkinson.

Part of the Heat Wave series!

Cast/Crew Info
Alfred Hitchcock | Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel