This romantic thriller is set on the French Riviera where a series of ingenious jewellery robberies leads the police to suspect retired jewel thief John Robie (Cary Grant) is back to his old tricks. To clear his name, Robie persuades an insurance man to identify for him the most likely next targets so he can catch the actual thief in the act. Top of the list of prime victims are the rich American widow Jessie Stevens and her attractive daughter Frances (Grace Kelly), whom Robie befriends.
Alfred Hitchcock was spellbound by Grace Kelly’s cool, blonde elegance and subtle sex appeal – to him, she was ‘a snow- covered volcano’. In the course of only two years, he shot three films with her and he would have loved to make a fourth, Marnie (1964). Yet despite his best attempts to persuade her of a comeback – and despite Grace’s own pronounced interest in the role – the Princess of Monaco never returned to the screen after her marriage.
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, we will show the three classic thrillers directed by Hitchcock starring Grace Kelly.
FREE Admission. Places limited.