To Catch a Thief
by Phil Boatwright

To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly has been on DVD for quite some time, but as of March 6, it’s on Blu-ray with all kinds of bonus materials.

Cary Grant stars in this romantic adventure about a retired rogue suspected of a rash of recent robberies on the Riviera and run after by racketeers, regulators, and a ravishing, radiant, rich rubbernecker. (I had trouble with that last one.)

I use this film as an alternative to a lot of caper films of today due to the fact that although the lead character had been a thief, he now sees the error of those ways. But even more than that, my suggestion comes from the fact that it is one of the most elegant movies ever made. Not only are Mr. Grant and Ms. Kelly about as good-looking as humans can get, the film itself is quite stunning. Add to that Alfred Hitchcock’s tight, sophisticated direction and audiences find themselves totally immersed in the story.