To Catch a Thief

A new print is promised for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 classic To Catch a Thief, which pairs his two most iconic leads, Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. An Oscar winner for its color photography, Thief is something of a postwar salute to Europe, a vacation-postcard homecoming for its high-living director—an excuse to film on the Riviera, really. And who could blame Hitchcock, with two such photogenic stars? Kelly shines like a diamond in the movie’s Monte Carlo setting (no wonder she caught a prince’s eye). Yet, as with all Hitchcock blondes, she’s not quite the innocent that retired jewel thief Grant might assume. Their dialogue is all innuendo and insinuation—is she talking about the fireworks or her own décolletage when she tells him, “I have a feeling that tonight you’re going to see one of the Riviera’s most fascinating sights”? You’ll have to see the movie (through Saturday, July 5) to find out. (NR) Egyptian, 801 E. Pine St., 781-5755, $6.75–$9.25. Midnight. BRIAN MILLER

July 5, midnight, 2008

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