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  Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"   popular trivia quiz  
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How much do you know about Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 romantic thriller "To Catch a Thief"? This quiz requires some knowledge not gained from watching the film and some spoilers.
Average, 10 Qns, stredman, Jul 24 19
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Jul 24 19
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  Catching Thieves   popular trivia quiz  
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"To Catch A Thief" was one of the great films of yesterday. See how much you know about this classic film.
Average, 10 Qns, LordAndry, Jul 24 19
Jul 24 19
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To Catch a Thief Trivia Questions

1. Who are the three main stars in "To Catch a Thief"?

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Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"

Answer: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and Jessie Royce Landis

Although "To Catch a Thief" was both Cary Grant's and Grace Kelly's third film with Alfred Hitchcock, this was the only time they appeared in the same movie. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles starred in Hitchcock's 1960 thriller "Psycho", James Stewart, Doris Day and Brenda de Banzie starred in "The Man Who Knew Too Much" made in 1956, and Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason starred in the 1959 thriller "North By Northwest".

2. Who directed "To Catch A Thief"?

From Quiz Catching Thieves

Answer: Alfred Hitchcock & Hitchcock

One of the greatest film directors of all time. In this film, Hitchcock departs from his usual suspensefulness and gives the movie a bright feel. It is almost a romantic comedy.

3. "To Catch a Thief" is based on the 1952 novel by which author?

From Quiz Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"

Answer: David Dodge

David Dodge (1910-1974) was a certified accountant who started writing seriously after betting his wife that he could write a better mystery novel than the ones they were reading while on holiday. "To Catch a Thief" became Dodge's greatest success after Alfred Hitchcock purchased the rights and made it into a film.

4. Who were the male and female lead actors in "To Catch A Thief"?

From Quiz Catching Thieves

Answer: Cary Grant and Grace Kelly

All the four pairs mentioned starred in Alfred Hitchcock movies. Grant was John Robie and Kelly was Frances Stevens in "To Catch A Thief". Peck and Bergman starred in "Spellbound". Stewart and Kelly starred in "Rear Window". Grant and Saint starred in "North by Northwest".

5. At about nine minutes into the film Alfred Hitchcock makes his customary cameo appearance. In which scene does he do this?

From Quiz Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"

Answer: On a bus

Cary Grant hails a passing bus to elude police. Cary Grant is seated at the back of the bus next to a lady with a bird in a cage, then the scene widens to show Hitchcock seated to Grant's left.

6. Where is the director's cameo in "To Catch A Thief"?

From Quiz Catching Thieves

Answer: Traveler on the backseat of the bus

Alfred Hitchcock almost always put himself onscreen in his many movies. Audiences at the time loved to play 'Where is Alfred?'

7. After the police almost catch up with Robie at the restaurant early in the movie, what method of transport does Robie use to elude them?

From Quiz Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"

Answer: Boat

The wine waiter's daughter Danielle (Brigitte Auber) helps Robie (Cary Grant) escape by slipping away in her boat. The teenage Danielle and Robie know each other from Robie's time with the French Resistance and she is obviously smitten with him.

8. During their picnic, how does John Robie answer when Frances Stevens asks him if he wants a leg or breast of chicken?

From Quiz Catching Thieves

Answer: He lets her decide

Easily one of the funniest scenes in the movie. The look on Robie's face is classic as he says, "You decide." There was a great deal of innuendo and double entendres in early films. Granted, it helps when Grace Kelly is the one saying the line.

9. Jessie Royce Landis plays Cary Grant's mother in Alfred Hitchcock's "North By Northwest". What part does she play in "To Catch a Thief"?

From Quiz Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"

Answer: Grace Kelly's mother

Although Jessie Royce Landis played the part of Grant's mother in "North By Northwest", she was in fact only seven years older than him. In "To Catch a Thief" she plays the part of Grant's potential mother-in-law, although he seems a little uneasy with that prospect.

10. When the cops are looking for John Robie at the beginning of the film, how does he escape?

From Quiz Catching Thieves

Answer: He hides in his house while his maid leads the cops away in his car.

Robie's maid took the cops on a merry chase across the French countryside. This film was notable for being among the first to be filmed on location. The backdrop of the French Riviera is beautifully shot. The cops were coming for Robie because he used to be a jewel thief and jewels were missing from a local hotel.

11. "To Catch a Thief" was predominantly filmed in which location?

From Quiz Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"

Answer: The French Riviera

Grace Kelly was so impressed with the area that she returned the year after filming and subsequently met Prince Rainier III of Monaco during the Cannes festival. They married in 1956 and had three children, Caroline, Albert and Stephanie. In 1982 while returning from her country home with her daughter Stephanie, she suffered a stroke and lost control of the car, not far from the scene in the movie where she and Cary Grant had a picnic overlooking Monaco. This caused a car accident which resulted in her death.

12. Cary Grant plays John Robie, who was jailed before WWII. For what criminal activity was he sent to jail?

From Quiz Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"

Answer: Jewel thief

John Robie is an American trapeze artist whose specialty is stealing jewels by using his climbing skills to gain access to places an ordinary burglar could not. After escaping prison during WWII he joins the resistance, with his prison pals against the Germans. For his services to the resistance he is pardoned for his crimes, but a copycat burglar has made the police suspect that he is active again. He spends the whole film trying to find the real thief and clear his name.

13. The part of the real thief is played by whom?

From Quiz Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"

Answer: Brigitte Auber

Brigitte Auber plays the part of Danielle Foussard, the daughter of one of John Robie's old gang. She is smitten with John Robie (Cary Grant) and immediately jealous of Francie Stevens (Grace Kelly). She attempts to pay back Robie for his infidelity by framing him for the burglaries.

14. Who was the real jewel thief?

From Quiz Catching Thieves

Answer: Danielle Foussard

It was the girl! It was revealed on the rooftop after an outdoor party scene.

15. John Robie: "Danielle, you are just a girl. She is a woman". Danielle Foussard: "Why buy an old ______ if you can get a new one cheaper? It will run better and last longer". What is the missing word in this quote from the movie?

From Quiz Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"

Answer: Car

To which Robie replies, "Well, it looks as if my old car just drove off". The three way tension that develops between John Robie, Danielle Foussard and Francie Stevens is an important sub-plot of the movie.

16. "To Catch a Thief" won an Academy Award in which category?

From Quiz Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief"

Answer: Best Colour Cinematography

Robert Burks was Hitchcock's favourite cinematographer. Together they worked on a number of films together including "The Birds", "Vertigo", "North By Northwest" and "Rear Window". "To Catch a Thief" was also nominated for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Colour, and Best Costume Design Colour.

17. How did John Robie catch the attention of the Stevens family?

From Quiz Catching Thieves

Answer: He dropped a money chip down the front of a lady's dress.

Another very funny moment in the casino when he drops the money chip. Jessie Stevens notices and is laughing uncontrollably. And Robie with his charm gets out of the situation. One final note, the movie title actually has a double meaning. Robie is trying to catch the thief to clear his name. Also, Frances is trying to catch Robie. Ahh...women.

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