To Catch A Thief
To Catch A Thief (1936) is a romantic thriller written by John Michael Hayes and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
When the jewelries of millionaires are stolen in French Riviera, the former burglar and member of the French resistance John Robie "The Cat" (Cary Grant) is the prime suspect of the police. John convinces the Lloyds of London insurance agent H.H. Hughson that a copycat is committing the burglaries and offers to chase the thief to prove his innocence. He meets and befriends the wealthy American widow Jessie Stevens that is on the list of victims and her spoiled daughter Francie Stevens (Grace Kelly) who falls in love for him. When Jessie's jewelries are robbed, Francie blames John, but her mother believes in his innocence and decides to help the retired burglar to catch the real thief who turns out to be his friend Foussard’s daughter Danielle (Brigitte Auber)
To Catch a Thief won an Academy Award for cinematographer Robert Burks.