To Catch a Thief
Hitchcock transports us to the dazzling French Riviera, where a jewel thief is at large.
Dir Alfred Hitchcock
With Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams
A string of jewel heists on the French Riviera leads the police to believe that retired cat-burglar John Robie (Grant) is up to his old tricks. This pushes him to search for the real thief, accidentally falling for a wealthy tourist (Kelly) along the way. Hitchcock persuaded Grant – who was reconsidering his future in film – to take the role, and it proved a masterstroke for director and actor alike.