To Catch a Thief is one of Alfred Hitchcock's most entertaining films. Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jesse Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel , this is an adventure and romance release from the original VistaVision elements. The restoration is the main reason for this Special Collector's Edition.
John Robie is a one-time cat burglar, now reformed and living a blameless life in a plush villa. When a fresh set of burglaries rocks the Riviera all bearing the hallmark of Robie's own robberies, he is the natural suspect. Robie sets out to catch the new burglar himself, mainly to prove his innocence. He is aided by an American heiress, who initially is convinced that he is actually guilty. To Catch A Thief was filmed entirely in one of the most lovliest places on earth, the Cote D'Azur in the south of France. Cary Grant and Grace Kelly make an excellent romantic couple, despite the age difference. The title of the movie is derived from the proverb "Set a thief to catch a thief". One of the best looking movies ever made and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film offers many beautifully photographed scenes of the Riviera, including a now-classic fireworks sequence.