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Jessie Royce Landis

To Catch a Thief: Danielle

My lord. It’s been quite a while hasn’t it? There are many things to say about To Catch a Thief. The scenery is certainly worth a rapturous comment or two. The color photography more so. Cary Grant’s furrowed brow (also making frequent appearances in Suspicion, Notorious, North by Northwest and maybe even Father Goose) deserves a discussion of its own. And there is no reason why Grace Kelly’s Philadelphian lilt alone (simultaneously aristocratic and mischievous) shouldn’t inspire a few spontaneous collages, novels, fashion editorials, interior design ideas, and new kinds of martinis. Oh Yes. There are many things to say. But I shall say only one: Isn’t Danielle Foussard a lovely little thing? Wait, wait, wait. But isn’t Grace Kelly […]