How to Steal a Million

A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father’s art forgeries.
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Film Cast:

  • Nicole Bonnet: Audrey Hepburn
  • Simon Dermott: Peter O’Toole
  • Davis Leland: Eli Wallach
  • Charles Bonnet: Hugh Griffith
  • Bernard De Solnay: Charles Boyer
  • Grammont: Fernand Gravey
  • Senior Paravideo: Marcel Dalio
  • Chief Guard: Jacques Marin
  • Guard: Moustache
  • Auctioneer: Roger Tréville
  • Insurance Clerk: Edward Malin
  • Marcel: Bert Bertram
  • Lady in Ritz Hotel Bar (uncredited): Leoda Richards
  • Waiter: Georg Stanford Brown
  • Cleaning Woman: Louise Chevalier
  • Young Man: Rémy Longa

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: John Williams
  • Director of Photography: Charles Lang
  • Production Design: Alexandre Trauner
  • Sound: David Dockendorf
  • Director: William Wyler
  • Sound: Joseph de Bretagne
  • Production Assistant: Robert Wyler
  • Second Unit Director: Robert Swink
  • Screenplay: Harry Kurnitz
  • Stunt Double: Gil Delamare
  • Makeup Artist: Alberto De Rossi
  • Still Photographer: Vincent Rossell
  • Hairstylist: Grazia De Rossi
  • Story: George Bradshaw
  • Producer: Fred Kohlmar
  • Makeup Artist: Freddie Williamson
  • Costume Design: Hubert de Givenchy
  • Production Assistant: François Moreuil
  • Still Photographer: Douglas Kirkland
  • Unit Production Manager: William Kaplan
  • Assistant Director: Paul Feyder
  • Dialect Coach: Frawley Becker
  • Orchestrator: James Harbert
  • Title Designer: Phill Norman

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: You really are the smuggest and most hateful man!

    William Wyler crafts a delightfully frothy caper backed up by wonderful on screen chemistry between Peter O’Toole & Audrey Hepburn. It seems to me that Hepburn always managed to bond with her Male co-stars, and here the interplay between O’Toole and herself is wonderful. Check out a long sequence of events involving the pair hiding out in a closet, it’s gold dusted cinema.

    The film’s central plot involves Hepburn & O’Toole planning a daring robbery from a Paris museum to keep her art forger Father (a delightful Hugh Griffith) out of trouble, at first the couple are purely business partners with no love lost for each other, but as the story plays out the pair are forced to get along and etc.

    The burglary itself is dramatic, attention grabbing entertainment, and it’s also the film’s highest point, but overall the film as a whole is simply good romantic fun. Also helps that it features a very tidy shift for the finale to further reward the audience for their time spent with the movie. Throw in dapper turns from Charles Boyer & Eli Wallach too, and it’s all good really.

    Open the wine, sit back and relax with Pete & Audrey. 8/10

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