Top critical review
Dated film with a cliched romance
September 2, 2019
The mystery in this is easier to figure out than those in a modern police procedural. It's obvious who the real thieves are. It has a bizarre romance in which Grace Kelly for some reason feels the need to throw herself at a 50-year-old Cary Grant. Kelly's character changes on a dime from being entranced by the idea that John (Grant) is a thief to repulsed by it. John seems to be a terrible thief and a terrible detective. His sole strategy for catching the thief seems to be sitting on a roof and waiting for the thief to climb through a window, which eventually happens after nearly 2 hrs goes by. Even the thief's motives makes no sense. The thief copies former thief John's robbing technique -- which amounts to climbing through windows -- yet the thief also cares deeply for John, meaning that John is the main suspect for the crime even though the thief would never want John to get into trouble. Really, just a boring cliched mess.