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How to Steal a Million (13-Jul-1966)

Director: William Wyler

Writers: George Bradshaw; Harry Kurnitz

Music: Johnny Williams

Producer: Fred Kohlmar

Keywords: Crime/Comedy, Art Theft

Art forger Charles Bonnet lends a statue from his personal collection to a museum for an exhibition, only to realize later they will test the "Cellini" for authenticity. As this was sculpted by his father, also in the family business, it would be disastrous should this fact be discovered. Bonnet's daughter Nicole enlists a cat burglar to help steal it back. Wonderful caper.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Boyer
28-Aug-1899 26-Aug-1978 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Marcel Dalio
17-Jul-1900 20-Nov-1983 The Sun Also Rises
Fernand Gravey
25-Dec-1905 2-Nov-1970 The King and the Chorus Girl
Hugh Griffith
30-May-1912 14-May-1980 Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur
Audrey Hepburn
4-May-1929 20-Jan-1993 My Fair Lady
Jacques Marin
9-Sep-1919 10-Jan-2001 Charade
Peter O'Toole
2-Aug-1932 14-Dec-2013 Lawrence of Arabia
Eli Wallach
7-Dec-1915 24-Jun-2014 The Magnificent Seven


Audrey Hepburn   ...   Nicole
Peter O'Toole   ...   Simon Dermott
Eli Wallach   ...   Davis Leland
Hugh Griffith   ...   Bonnet
special guest appearance
Charles Boyer   ...   DeSolnay
Fernand Gravey   ...   Grammont
Marcel Dalio   ...   Seņor Paravideo
Jacques Marin   ...   Chief Guard
Moustache   ...   Guard
Roger Treville   ...   Auctioneer
Eddie Malin   ...   Insurance Clerk
Bert Bertram   ...   Marcel


Review by Wilde_hewlett (posted on 14-Dec-2007)

In this sparkling 60's film set in beautiful Paris and zippy one-liners, Peter O'Toole and Audrey Hepburn shine. The story revolves around Hepburn's character and her art-forger father who continuously sells his fakes to Parisian and international galleries at extortionate prices. This worries Hepburn and she wants him to stop but he can't and goes to far when he presents a 'lost Cellini Venus' to the world. Enter O'Toole, a mysterious man who breaks into the house of Hepburn and tries to get away with her 'Van Gogh". As the story moves on, the two become intertwined in robbery, deciept and comedic script. Beautifully filmed, and arranged, this well-written gem is a classic.

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