Friday, August 28, 2020

On This Day...To Catch A Thief (1955)

 On this day in 1955, Cary Grant's 60th full length feature film was released at the Venice Film Festival.

Its official release was earlier in the month...its just that I missed it!!!!

Cary Grant plays John Robie, "The Cat", a reformed jewel thief who now lives on the French Rivera. Grace Kelly stars alongside as Frances Stevens.

It was Cary Grant's third film with director Alfred Hitchcock and his first film in colour!

With Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams.

Jessie Royce Landis would later play Cary Grant's mother in his last collaboration with Hitchcock, North by Northwest.

"Grant gives his role his assured style of acting, meaning the dialogue and the situations benefit."
- Weekly Variety

"Grant once again demonstrates he is the master of timing, getting laughs where a lesser talent would draw a blank." - Daily Variety

"...Cary Grant and Grace Kelly ideal in the romantic leads." - Los Angeles Times


John Robie                       Cary Grant
Frances Stevens                 Grace Kelly
Mrs. Stevens                      Jessie Royce Landis
H.H. Hughson                   John Williams
Bertani                               Charles Vanel
Danielle                             Brigitte Auber
Foussard                            Jean Martinelli
Germaine                           Georgette Anys

Publicity shot.

"The names Grant...Cary Grant!" This scene wouldn't look out of place in a Bond film!

Lobby Cards:

Directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.
Distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Running time: 103 minutes.

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