To Catch A Thief

Probably you may have seen it before; Alfred Hitchcock's movie To Catch a Thief is one of my favorite movies of all time. Well, first of all, it has an excellent visual style. To anyone remotely familiar with Hitchcock, this shouldn’t be shocking, as he was as much a master of visual composition as he was of suspense. Second of all, the film has that awesome locale (French Riveria), humor (comic car chases), romance and of course classy cat burglar, the gentlemen thief elements. It’s a lark, but a professionally made one. And sometimes those are the most entertaining ones. Although Cary Grant has the leading role as a master thief, this movie seems to belong to Grace Kelly due to her personal connection to the location shots.

To Catch A Thief (1955)

Speaking of thieves, Silver Lining (S04E08) is a fourth season episode of the LOCI. In this episode, a female antique appraiser is found dead in a park, and our detectives link the murder to silverware thefts. Goren and Eames lock onto the trail of an elusive, highly organized and proficient thief, who specializes in stealing priceless antique silver from wealthy families across the country. Then Goren and Eames discover a long line of burglaries attributed to their taunting suspect but an arrest will only stick if they can link him to his treasure stash of valuables. This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Blaine Nordahl case. And the master thief in this episode, named Wesley is quite a character who steals and sells the silver but doesn't spend the ill gotten gains and he buries it in coffee cans in a shed behind his mother's home in Pennsylvania. Let's remember how Alex Eames defines Wesley to his wife: 'Wesley's only into one thing. He's like my partner, who just wants to be left alone to do what he's good at: Catching bad guys. It's the same with Wesley. Stealing silver's all he thinks about, all he's gonna think about'.

There are several really well done scenes in this one, including a Goren stuttering-files dropping, a Goren and Eames all night stakeout of a house and a Goren interview of the thief in which a form of mutual respect can be seen developing. Let's see some interrogation scenes where Bobby seems to amuse himself.

In btw I remember another Goren stuttering scene from the episode Acts Of Contrition (S05E05) whenever he tries to say Beta Thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder, which is pretty fun either.

But.. Bit.. Bet..

Bot.. Bat.. What?