To Catch a Thief

Theatrical Release: August 5, 1955
DVD Release: November 5, 2002
To Catch a Thief
Dove "Family-Approved"
For Ages 12 and Over


Cary Grant plays reformed jewel thief John Robie in this classic Hitchcock thriller. Suspected in a new series of gem heists in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, Robie sets out to clear himself — and catch the real thief — with the help of pampered heiress Frances (Grace Kelly). His plan backfires, but Frances, who believes him guilty, proves her love by helping him escape. In a spine-tingling climax, the real criminal is exposed.

Dove Review

This is not like most of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies but still on the edge of being a thriller with a great cast. The combination of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly make it a classic. There is the mystery and romance along with some great scenery. In today’s world it would not make the top hit of the week but it truly is a classic of its time. Dove awards our Dove Seal to this film.

Content Description

Sex: A couple kiss.
Language: None
Violence: Jewelry is stolen; man gets hit on head and dies; car chase scenes.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking.
Nudity: Women in low cut gowns.
Other: Gambling.


Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
Source: Video
Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Writer: David Dodge; John Michael Hayes
Genre: Classic
Runtime: 106 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated