To Catch A Thief

I watched ‘To Catch A Thief‘ again a couple of nights ago.  Boy what a great movie!  I am a HUGE Cary Grant fan and this film really showcases him.  He is very subdued in it though.  I hadn’t realized how much his performance is backed up and bolstered by the rest of the cast.  Grace Kelly is great.  She makes Francie strong yet frail and a bit mysterious.  She’s playing the game but is soon caught in her own net.  Jessie Royce Landis as Francie’s mother, Jessie, is a real joy.  Brigitte Auber as Danielle is wonderful.  She can hold her own in the presence of Grace Kelly.  Her scenes with Grant are a lot of fun.  I had forgotten that Hitchcock had directed this.  His direction is fantastic.  The scenery/setting is gorgeous, absolutely beautiful.

To Catch A Thief is a must see for Cary Grant fans.  And it is recommended to everyone else too.

5 out of 5 pawns

5 thoughts on “To Catch A Thief”

  1. Cary Grant is one of the greatest. He can do drama, romance and is HILARIOUS in comedies. TCAT is one of his greatest. My favorite is His Girl Friday.

    1. Thanks for visiting the site.
      I really enjoy Cary Grant. You are so right. He really shines at comedy. We need a modern version badly.
      You reminded me that I have His Girl Friday somewhere. I need to watch that.
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  2. If there’s anyone with the versatility of Grant (I won’t compare talent levels), I would say it’s Clooney. Compare Michael Clayton to O Brother Where Art Thou – he’s got both drama and comedy in his repertoire.

    1. I think you’re right. I had the same thought about Clooney. He’s the closest we have to Grant right now. I’ve not seen Michael Clayton but Oh, Brother is great.

  3. Michael Clayton is a very good movie which basically looks at several characters through the lens of a corporate thriller. It isn’t really a thriller, it’s more of a character piece, but it has thriller elements that punch up the characters for the viewer.

    My favorite line, which summarizes so many of my characters: “Don’t you know who I am? I’m not the guy you kill. I’m the guy you bribe.”

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