To Catch a Thief
The 1950s was probably Alfred Hitchcock’s classic era, when he controlled all the aspects of his movies, as a true auteur. He typically combined a loose plot, usually set off by a “Macguffin”, with a slightly ambiguous leading man in a dangerous position not of his making, and lots of female sex appeal from his blonde leading ladies.
1955’s To Catch a Thief was perhaps the best example of that, with the added benefit of its stunning French Riviera setting and beautiful use of Technicolor, and the classic pairing of Hitchcock’s favourite blonde, Grace Kelly with his suavest leading man, Cary Grant.
Original movie posters for this title are particularly collectable. This example of an original release Lobby Card is the really attractive Spanish version, with a slightly different colouring technique applied than was usual in the US, offering a really attractive image of Kelly and Grant with a lovely period feel.
Nice condition card with no paper loss or image deterioration, just a few minor pin holes and border smudges.