To Catch a Thief

Watch To Catch a Thief

"WANTED by the police in all the luxury-spots of Europe!... A catch for any woman!"
  • PG
  • 1955
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 7.4  (79,226)
  • 82

To Catch a Thief is a 1955 romantic thriller directed by the renowned Alfred Hitchcock. Starring the dapper Cary Grant and the stunning Grace Kelly, the movie is set in the beautiful French Riviera, and combines a breathtakingly gorgeous scenery with a thrilling storyline. The movie follows the story of John Robie (Cary Grant), a former jewel thief known as "The Cat", who comes out of retirement to clear his name when a series of jewel thefts occur in the area. The police believe that Robie is behind these thefts, and they start following him closely. In order to prove his innocence, Robie starts his own investigation and meets Francie Stevens (Grace Kelly), a wealthy American widow, and her mother Jessie (Jessie Royce Landis), who happen to be on vacation in the same area.

Robie realizes that he is being followed by the police, and decides to shake them off by attending a masquerade ball. At the ball, he encounters Francie and Jessie, and starts to become interested in Francie. However, things take a turn for the worse when a necklace is stolen from Jessie's hotel room, and Robie becomes the main suspect. Francie starts to have her doubts about Robie, but he manages to convince her of his innocence and the two start working together to solve the case.

The movie is a masterclass in suspense and intrigue, with Hitchcock using his trademark techniques to keep the audience on the edge of their seat. The French Riviera is beautifully captured by cinematographer Robert Burks, and the costumes designed by Edith Head add to the glamour of the movie. The chemistry between Grant and Kelly is electric, and their on-screen romance is both tender and witty.

One of the standout scenes in the movie is the iconic car chase between Robie and the police. Shot on location on the winding roads of the French Riviera, the scene is a marvel of stunt work and filmmaking. Another highlight of the movie is the fireworks scene, which takes place during a grand ball at the end of the movie. The scene is a celebration of the movie's romance and glamour, and is a fitting conclusion to the movie's thrilling storyline.

To Catch a Thief is an exceptional movie that showcases the talents of its cast and crew. From its gorgeous setting, to its thrilling storyline and iconic scenes, the movie has rightfully earned its place among Hitchcock's finest works. If you're a fan of suspense and romance, To Catch a Thief is definitely a movie that you won't want to miss.

To Catch a Thief is a 1955 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 82.

To Catch a Thief
Where to Watch To Catch a Thief
To Catch a Thief is available to watch, stream, download and buy, rent on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV Channels, FuboTV, The Roku Channel, MGM+, Google Play, Apple TV, Amazon and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent To Catch a Thief for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 46 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (79,226)
  • Metascore