To Catch a Thief (1955)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 106 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1955
Starring: Cary Grant, Charles Vanel, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams
Country: United States
Language: English, French
Presented as part of the 2023 edition of Hitchcocktober.
About the film:
Returning to the Hitchcocktober line-up this year is Hitchcock’s thrilling final film with Grace Kelly, To Catch a Thief (1955). 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.
From a screenplay by John Michael Hayes based on the 1952 novel of the same name by David Dodge. Robert Burks won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, while Edith Head earned a nomination for Best Costume Design for looks like Grace Kelly’s iconic gold ball gown. Hal Pereira, Joseph McMillan Johnson, Samuel M. Comer and Arthur Krams received a nomination for Best Art Direction.