History Film / ToCatchAThief

22nd Apr '17 3:32:27 PM eroock
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* DecoyGetaway: When the police comes to capture John, they are fooled into following his getaway car driven by his maid while John stayed behind.
13th Mar '17 6:34:38 PM eroock
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->''If you love life, you'll love France.''

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->''If ->''"If you love life, you'll love France.''
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* SecondActBreakup: Francie comes to believe that John was indeed the jewel thief and ends their relationship until the "real" thief was found dead upon which Francie and John reunite.
12th Mar '17 4:21:13 PM eroock
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* TakeThat: Of sorts; in one scene, someone in a restaurant kitchen throws an egg against the window pane right in front of John. In another, Jessie extinguishes her cigarette in the yolk of a fried egg. Hitchcock found eggs revolting.

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* TakeThat: Of sorts; in one scene, someone in a restaurant kitchen throws an egg against the window pane right in front of John. In another, Jessie extinguishes her cigarette in the yolk of a fried egg. Hitchcock found eggs revolting.
12th Mar '17 4:20:49 PM eroock
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* AnimalMotif: John's nickname is "the cat", because of his stealth ability. There are subliminal shots of a black cat on a rooftop to drive this point home.



* CostumePorn: Pretty much every thing Francie wears. Helps that Edith Head was her costumer.

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* CostumePorn: ClearMyName: John Robie is accused of being the perpetrator of a series of robberies because they resemble his style. It's upon him to expose the real thief and thus have his name cleared.
* CostumePorn:
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Pretty much every thing Francie wears. Helps that Edith Head was her costumer.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Francie at first appears cold and reserved, but we see that this is just an act, when she unexpectedly kisses John.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Francie at first appears cold and reserved, but we see that this is [[PlayingHardToGet just an act, act]], when she unexpectedly kisses John.



* DramaticUnmask: A dramatic tune is playing when John finally unmasks the real jewel thief.



* GetOut: Said by Danielle to John at her father's funeral.



* HeyCatch: John uses this to disarm one of his resistance comrades. Now working as a chef, the comrade approaches him with two cleavers. John tosses a bottle of fine wine to him, and the comrade drops the cleavers to catch the bottle.
* ForeignLanguageTirade: Danielle (Brigitte Auber) curses the protagonist in French at her father's funeral, accusing him of being the notorious jewel thief and having caused the death of her father. [[spoiler: Since both accusations are wrong and she knows it, the rant is actually completely fake.]]
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: John does it to [[spoiler:Danielle]] in order to press a confession out of her.



* HighAltitudeInterrogation: John does it to [[spoiler:Danielle]].

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* HighAltitudeInterrogation: HollywoodDarkness: Used when showing John does it at night at the mansion where the masquerade ball was to [[spoiler:Danielle]].take place later.



* MasqueradeBall: The climax is set at a ball, where people wear lavish costumes fom the era of Louis XV.

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* LovableRogue: John used to be a thief but he only took from the rich which makes him sympathetic to the audience.
* MasqueradeBall: The climax is set at a ball, where people wear lavish costumes fom from the era of Louis XV.XV.
* MickeyMousing: The tiptoeing of John and the jewel thief on the rooftop is accented on the soundtrack.



* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Happens between Danielle and Francie when they meet at the beach.



* ReformedCriminal: John, partially. While he stopped stealing, he doesn't go after other jewel thiefs, until he's forced to.

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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: All conversations in French remain unsubtitled.
* RedHerring: John notices a young lad working out at the beach with the dexterity of a cat burglar. Turns out this was a dead end.
* ReformedCriminal: John, partially. While he stopped stealing, he doesn't go after other jewel thiefs, thieves, until he's forced to.to.
* ReturningToTheScene: Francie accused John of having stolen her mother's jewels. When he points out that he wouldn't stick around if he had done so she replies that it might just be to cover up clues.



* SameLanguageDub: Apparently Charles Vanel, who played Bertani the restaraunt owner [[spoiler: and the bad guy]], didn't speak a word of English. Hitchcock tries, somewhat unsubtly, to cover for this by covering his mouth when he talks in some scenes and focusing on the camera on the other characters in others, but when he speaks actual French the dialogue just seems to 'fit' better than when he speaks English, which is for most of the film.
* SaveTheVillain: Though not completely until they give a full confession.

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* SameLanguageDub: Apparently Charles Vanel, who played Bertani the restaraunt restaurant owner [[spoiler: and the bad guy]], didn't speak a word of English. Hitchcock tries, somewhat unsubtly, to cover for this by covering his mouth when he talks in some scenes and focusing on the camera on the other characters in others, but when he speaks actual French the dialogue just seems to 'fit' better than when he speaks English, which is for most of the film.
* SaveTheVillain: Via TakeMyHand. Though not completely until they [[HighAltitudeInterrogation give a full confession.confession]].



* SexyDiscretionShot: Oh, those fireworks ...

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* SexyDiscretionShot: SexyDiscretionShot:
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Oh, those fireworks ...


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1st Jun '16 3:40:38 PM Sheora
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: When John notices their car is being tailed, he encourages Francie to drive faster to their secluded, romantic picnic. Francie gleefully complies to the point where John is wringing his hands and gripping his knees with every corner she careens around. [[spoiler: When they stop, Francie reveals she knew the real reason and asks if they lost them.]]
1st Jun '16 3:33:04 PM Sheora
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* PimpedOutDress: Francie wears one at the ball. It's a 18th-century style gold-lamé gown decorated with fabric birds, complete with gold opera gloves and a towering gold wig.

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* PimpedOutDress: Francie wears one at the ball. It's a 18th-century style gold-lamé gown decorated with fabric birds, complete with gold opera gloves and a towering gold wig. Jessie wears a deep blue gown littered with diamonds and a silver wig, making the two of them resemble the sun and moon in their splendor.
30th May '16 3:40:25 PM Robotech_Master
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* TakeThat: Of sorts; in one scene, Jessie extinguishes her cigarette in the yolk of a fried egg. Hitchcock found eggs revolting.
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* TakeThat: Of sorts; in one scene, someone in a restaurant kitchen throws an egg against the window pane right in front of John. In another, Jessie extinguishes her cigarette in the yolk of a fried egg. Hitchcock found eggs revolting.
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2nd Jan '16 1:37:00 AM Aquila89
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* HighClassGloves: Francie wears them at the ball.



* OperaGloves: Francie wears them at the ball.
5th Dec '15 9:23:35 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* TheDanza: Jessie Royce Landis as Jessie Stevens.
28th Jun '15 11:50:23 AM Aquila89
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* NotSoDifferent: Robie tells Hughson that he's also a thief only on a smaller scale, as he takes ashtrays or towels from hotel rooms and puts free lunches on his expense account.

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* NotSoDifferent: Robie tells Hughson that he's also a thief only on a smaller scale, as he [[StealingFromTheHotel takes ashtrays or towels from hotel rooms rooms]] and puts free lunches on his expense account.
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