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To Catch a Thief

Released 1955
Distributor Paramount

The mid-50s French Riviera provides an attractive backdrop to one of Hitchcock’s lightest thrillers, with reformed cat burglar Cary Grant romancing a dazzling Grace Kelly, a spoiled rich girl whose Edith Head-designed clothes budget could bankroll several small countries for a year. Pure escapism. Won Robert Burks a best cinematography Oscar.

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About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.