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A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.
Peter O'Toole: [looking at a nude scupture] "Where precisely were you in the early part of the sixteenth century?"
Audrey Hepburn: "I don't know, but that's not how I was dressed."
A romantic comedy -slash- heist film, How to Steal a Million merges the genres as only the 1960's can. It's gorgeous: colorful and stylish almost to the point of gaudiness. Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole charm as they scheme to steal a statue from one of the top museums in Paris.
Delicious and sweet. It's a lovely dessert film that could probably be 20 minutes shorter with no real harm.
For people who've already watched and rewatched TOPKAPI, THE PINK PANTHER, and GAMBIT a few times too many, this should satisfy any craving you have for a fix of glossy, 1960s caper fluff. William Wyler probably wasn't the director most temperamentally suited to all-out frivolity, dragging his running time out beyond the two-hour mark, but does preside over mostly impeccable performances from his cast. Eli Wallach, who replaced George C. Scott mid-shoot, is fun to watch playing a Ralph Bellamy-type role a million miles removed from Tuco, and O'Toole seems right for Hepburn, refreshingly unlike the older men Hollywood usually paired her off with; he's probably her only co-star as willowy and fey as she is.
One of Hepburn's more forgettable films, but it's still a Hepburn film.
I'd make the case that Audrey Hepburn is the best "movie star" in Hollywood history- she's so effortlessly charming, and capable of both dramatic and comedic performances. Of course, I may be letting my hormones get the best of me, but I'll watch her in just about anything. Regardless, "How to Steal a Million" is mildly enjoyable. Not a must see, but not bad at all.
I don't know that this is generally considered a "great" film, but by my own personal ranking system, it gets my vote! It's witty and entertaining, with a charming performance by O'Toole. Hepburn is lovely as usual.
Audrey enlists Peter to help her steal a sculpture from a museum, that her art forger father has lent for exhibition, BEFORE it can be analyzed for insurance purposes.
This is froth, creating the giddiness derived from the intoxicating bubbles that emanate from a bottle of old aged champagne kept in the cellar since 1966 and bottled by actors and direction that are sadly passé in today's so-called romantic comedies.
The body movements, facial expressions, vocalizations and pure beauty of these headline stars cannot be matched today and because of film history will not be forgotten. Amazingly, the stars are confined (by choice) in a broom closet in the museum overnight in order to complete their caper and you are there with them and their charm. Claustrophobia was never so divine.
It's with Audrey of course it's great
The plot is silly as all get-out but it's still a frothy romp of a movie, bouyed by a stylish and effervescent Audrey Hepburn. I laughed out loud in the very first frame with Peter O'Toole's face in it. He certainly has a Peter Wimsey-esque thing about him.
Audrey and Peter make a fantastic Meet-cute. The film takes its sweet time to actually get going, so best sit in for a lot of build-up to a pleasantly enjoyable heist scene with a fantastic punch-line. Otherwise, overlong by at least 15 minutes. Rent it, not worth owning.
Corny, dated and coincidental, but retains charm. The leads work it a little hard, not to mention Boyer. Eli Wallach forever works as a comic support, and is nice to see attired more formally and seemingly at ease.
A light, silly movie. I'm not a huge Audrey Hepburn fan, but she's solid here, and Peter O'Toole is awesome as usual. His role isn't that great, but he always can elevate any material he's in. Might have been a little outdated even when it was released, but it's innocent nature keeps it enjoyable.
RIP Eli Wallach.
A delightful heist movie with some nice subtext about the mental state of art collectors.
And of course O'Toole and Hepburn are just wonderful.
Or an Object That Would Be Worth a Million If It Weren't Forged
Sometimes, the problem with doing a Take Two is that I don't realize until I start writing that I basically said everything the first time. The thing is that this is an awfully light movie. There's not a lot to it, and once you've talked about its stars' respective Oscar records (she won on her first nomination; he holds the record for most acting nominations without a competitive win) and the incompetence of the thieves and police, there's not much left to say. It's not that I minded watching this a second time, and I have no reason to believe that any of you have read my…
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