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 is from an early (1965) re-release, and has the benefit of a nice cat (for the burglar) image as well as the imagery used in the original release posters.