Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief is one of the classiest films ever made (any remake will fail the magic this film contains). It’s cool, sleek and sexy – and it’s coming back to the big screen on August 8.
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star is this light a fizzy romantic thriller that ticks of the right boxes – and Park Circus will be bringing it to the BFI and selected UK cinemas next month. This is a must-see for film fans.
Here are the press release details:
Paramount Pictures’ To Catch a Thief – the Riviera-set romantic thriller from Alfred Hitchcock – is ready to light up screens this summer with a UK release on 8 August. Starring Cary Grant as a reformed jewel thief under suspicion and Grace Kelly as the pampered heiress under his spell, this holidaying heist film is a glittering example of classic filmmaking. With a cast of Hollywood royalty, Oscar®-winning cinematography, stunning costumes by Edith Head and wish you were there locations, To Catch a Thief is a picture postcard from a bygone era of glamour and cinematic escapism.
When precious jewels start vanishing from luxury homes along the Riviera, all eyes turn towards John Robie (Grant) – a once notorious burglar known as “the Cat”. Going on the run from the police, Robie arrives in Cannes to hunt down the real thief with only the bathing suit he floated in on and a nervous insurance salesman for company. Befriending oil millionaire Jessie Stevens and her beautiful daughter Frances (Kelly), Robie is again the prime suspect when a besotted Frances guesses his identity and mistakes his intentions after her mother’s jewels go missing. This leaves Robie with one final chance to corner the Cat: a masque ball with all the great, good and gem-encrusted of the Riviera in attendance, and a rooftop unmasking with the police hovering in wait below and bullets ringing out around him…