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To Catch A Thief (1955)


Written by Tim Dirks

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To Catch A Thief (1955)

In Alfred Hitchcock's lightweight suspense thriller set on the French Riviera:

  • the opening police chase of cat burglar Robie (Cary Grant) photographed from the air
  • the seductive kiss offered by beautiful Frances (Grace Kelly) to Robie at her hotel room door
  • the drive and lunch-basket picnic scene with Frances' teasing question of Robie: "Do you want a leg or a breast?"
  • the exploding, orgasmic fireworks display occurring as white-gowned Frances seductively discussed the jewels around her neck before a kiss in the dark
  • the breakfast scene in which Frances' mother (Jessie Royce Landis) stubbed out her lighted cigarette in a fried egg yolk
  • the final costume ball sequence


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