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The Light Touch (1951)

After a professional art thief steals a religious painting from an Italian museum, he tries to cheat his partner by claiming the painting was accidentally destroyed but his suspicious partner and the police are determined to find it.

Director:

Richard Brooks

Writers:

Richard Brooks, Jed Harris (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stewart Granger ... Sam Conride
Pier Angeli ... Anna Vasarri
George Sanders ... Felix Guignol
Kurt Kasznar ... Mr. Aramescu
Joseph Calleia ... Lt. Massiro
Larry Keating ... Mr. R.F. Hawkley
Rhys Williams ... Mr. MacWade
Norman Lloyd ... Anton
Mike Mazurki ... Charles
Ben Astar ... Hamadi Mahmoud (as Albert Benastar)
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Storyline

Sam and Felix are art thieves. Sam has just stolen a picture from a museum in Italy, but told Felix that it was lost in a boat accident. He wants copies made to sell while he will sell the original and get paid both ways. To find an artist, they pick the young, beautiful, naive Anna. When Anna has doubts, Sam strings her along and then marries her and go to Sicily on their honeymoon. Anna finds out that Sam is a thief and is very disappointed. Felix finds out that Sam has the original and is out to get it. The police are also waiting along with the buyer that Sam has for the painting. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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If she knew what he was, she'd never given him her youth and innocence!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

6 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Begegnung in Tunis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,163,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$438,000, 31 December 1951

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,281,000, 31 December 1951
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director of Photography Robert Surtees used many of the same crew who had worked with him at Cinecitt when he shot Quo Vadis (1951). See more »

Quotes

Sam Conride: That cologne of yours is very loud.
Felix Guignol: But in Tunis, very necessary.
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Part comedy, part suspense, all bad
9 August 2002 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Excruciatingly boring tale of a thief who steals a famous painting for another man and then double crosses him. Along the way a young woman is brought into the deal to create a forgery of the painting and she winds up falling for one of the crooks. This crushing bore went on interminably as the 2 groups went about trying to outwit each other and come into possession of the valuable piece of art. Worse than "Canvas", another stupid 'art theft' movie.


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