To Catch a Thief

I watched Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief for the first time tonight.  I adore Cary Grant, but I can’t remember ever seeing Grace Kelly in a film. She was so much more darling than I pictured she would be.  It’s a little disconcerting to see her speeding along the cliffs (because that’s how she died) but her amazing outfits and glowing skin are so radiant you soon forget about how macabre that seems (it is a Hitchcock after all). And if you can’t travel to the french riviera, or the french riviera in 50’s technicolor, this movie is a beautiful substitute! There’s even a costume party with lanterns where everyone is dressed Marie Antoinette clothing! And a chase through a flower market :) I immediately started screen grabbing images as I was watching…Desktop50

4 thoughts on “To Catch a Thief

  1. What a strange coincidence! Grace Kelly has been on my mind this evening because tomorrow my friends and I are going to get together and watch her in another Hitchcock movie, Rear Window.

  2. I’ve been seeing this on Netflix and confusing it for Rear Window (which she’s also in but with Jimmy Stewart). I never liked that movie so I didn’t think look at To Catch A Thief, a completely different film! Have you seen Charade with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn? You might like that as well! Adding TCAT to my nightly viewing list :)

  3. Also, the mention of French Riviera and speeding along the cliffs and these movie snap snots instantly reminded me of the book Bonjour Tristesse. Someone dies in that book, too :(

  4. This movie really makes me long for bygone days. And it reminds me of how much I miss real suntans in Hollywood. The next time you watch it, notice the sunburned arms of Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in the swimming scenes. Doesn’t it take you back to when baking in the sun wasn’t frowned upon? Ah….

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