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Quiz about Catching Thieves
Quiz about Catching Thieves

Catching Thieves Trivia Quiz


"To Catch A Thief" was one of the great films of yesterday. See how much you know about this classic film.

A multiple-choice quiz by LordAndry. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
LordAndry
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
141,992
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
224
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Who directed "To Catch A Thief"?

Answer: (Two Words or just surname)
Question 2 of 10
2. Who were the male and female lead actors in "To Catch A Thief"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Where is the director's cameo in "To Catch A Thief"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. During their picnic, how does John Robie answer when Frances Stevens asks him if he wants a leg or breast of chicken? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. When the cops are looking for John Robie at the beginning of the film, how does he escape? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The movie director was enchanted with the female lead in "To Catch A Thief".


Question 7 of 10
7. Cary Grant was considering retiring before signing on to do "To Catch A Thief".


Question 8 of 10
8. Who was the real jewel thief? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Does Frances Stevens' mother Jessie Stevens like John Robie?


Question 10 of 10
10. How did John Robie catch the attention of the Stevens family? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who directed "To Catch A Thief"?

Answer: Alfred 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.
2. Who were the male and female lead actors in "To Catch A Thief"?

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

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

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

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.
6. The movie director was enchanted with the female lead in "To Catch A Thief".

Answer: True

Grace Kelly would marry the Prince of Monaco soon after the completion of this film. She appeared in films sporadically after that. Hitchcock and Hollywood would never be able to replace her. Hitchcock was actually a little obsessed with Grace. She appeared in many of his movies. This was well documented with interviews with Hitchcock himself.
7. Cary Grant was considering retiring before signing on to do "To Catch A Thief".

Answer: True

Hitchcock convinced him to do this film. Grant then went on to do many more films for Hollywood. It was a good thing that Hitchcock did what he did or Grant probably would have retired. Grant and Kelly have incredible chemistry in this movie. This information was gleaned from the interview with Hitchcock's daughter on the DVD.
8. Who was the real jewel thief?

Answer: Danielle Foussard

It was the girl! It was revealed on the rooftop after an outdoor party scene.
9. Does Frances Stevens' mother Jessie Stevens like John Robie?

Answer: Yes

Jessie Royce Landis in a wonderful supporting role. She was very funny as the mother of the nouveau riche family. John Williams was another supporting actor who did a great job as H. H. Hughson. Hitchcock always got the very best out of his cast.
10. How did John Robie catch the attention of the Stevens family?

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.
Source: Author LordAndry

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