ByTowne ByTowne Cinema
325 Rideau St. Ottawa K1N 5Y4
Info Line: (613) 789-FILM
Must-See Cinema! The Riviera! Jewels! Cary! Grace!
Stylish and witty, with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in an elegant duel of wits on the Riviera, To Catch A Thief defines divertissement.
A tanned, foxy Grant plays a famous cat burglar who has retired to the Côte d’Azur to tend his vineyards. When a series of robberies bearing his trademark techniques brings the French flics to his door, Grant goes on the lam so he can discover who is imitating him. But is his pursuit of the copycat all a self-serving show?
When he takes up with an alluring American tourist (Grace Kelly) whose mother (Jessie Royce Landis) has her jewels stolen, the reformed burglar seems indeed to be up to his old ways.
Landis, Grant’s hilariously disbelieving mama in North By Northwest, has a high old time as the raucous matriarch, but it is the flirtatious cat-and-mouse game between Grant and Kelly that provides the silky suspense and, quite literally, the fireworks. The sexual innuendo is hardly subtle – Kelly famously puns on the parts of a roast chicken on a picnic, and those fireworks are brazenly orgasmic – but the tone is of blithe sophistication.
– Toronto International Film Festival
This web site is very useful, but the hard copy of the ByTowne guide still has its merits. People rely on it and love it. Plus, its calendar pages can be pulled out and posted on your fridge door, something that we still can't achieve with the web site. Get your copy today at many local stores, coffee shops and info centres around town!
To advertise in the Guide: Download our complete advertising Rate Card
– it has deadlines, sizes, prices and all the technical information your need!