#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Nicole’s father, a legendary art collector, lends his prized Cellini Venus to a prestigious Paris museum. Unfortunately, the Venus was *not* sculpted by Cellini but by Nicole’s grandfather. (Her father is a forger as well, but his specialty is paintings.) Before tests can be done which would prove the Venus a fake, Nicole enlists the services of “society burglar” Simon Demott to steal the million dollar statue.
Plot: A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father’s art forgeries.
Smart Tags: #forger #burglar #heist #museum #police #insurance #forgery #art_collector #painting #accidental_weapon_discharge #statuette #wardrobe #reference_to_vincent_van_gogh #secret_passage #reference_to_givenchy #unlikely_criminal #burglar_alarm #security_system #disguise #boomerang #auction
|7.6/10 Votes: 24,961|
|7.5 Votes: 365 Popularity: 10.401|
AUDREY THE GREATEST!
Somehow Audrey Hepburn made fluffy romantic caper movies look
like high art. Take this adorable trifle directed by William Wyler
with Audrey looking glorious in her trademark Givenchy clothing.
Audrey could have phone in a performance, but she’s totally
enchanting as always, making us overlook the seams in the script.
She’s beautifully supported by Peter O’Toole, who never looked
handsomer or more Cary Grant-ish in his life as Simon, the art
expert who gets talked into stealing Audrey’s father’s statue of the
Cellini Venus back from the museum when it is learned the statue
has to be authenticated for insurance purposes.
Hugh Griffith, as Audrey’s father, is a delightful rogue of an art
forger and Charles Boyer and Eli Wallach just add to the fun. The
actual theft of the statue is quite ingenious, if a little too drawn out.
Still, here’s two hours of pure enchantment. That Ferrari still looks
good nearly forty years later, and if Audrey was walking down Fifth
Avenue, dressed in Givenchy’s stunning creations today, she’d
cause a riot. Check out that lace cocktail dress with the matching
lace mask at the bar of the Ritz in Paris! It doesn’t get any chicer
“You don’t think I’d steal something that didn’t belong to me, do you?”
HOW TO STEAL A MILLION is a romantic crime drama film which, through an illusion of fiction, merges art and fraud. A clumsy fraud, mixed with a pleasant romance, can quickly enter in our hearts.
Charles Bonnet is well-known as an art collector, but actually he copies famous works of art. His daughter Nicole disapproves his “work” and is also afraid that he may get caught. His replica of a famed Cellini sculpture is inadvertently displayed in an art museum, and he begins to worry that he’ll lose his reputation once the experts evaluate the statuette. Nicole decides to steal sculpture from the museum with the help of a mysterious burglar. However, her assistant is actually a well-known private detective who investigates frauds of her father…
A simple story with lot flaws is enriched with a very thrilling twist. The film is full of fictional tricks, through which it develops a delicious romance. Mr. Wyler has managed to create a frivolous version of double deception. He has, through a healthy dose of humor, emphasized Mrs. Hepburn style. A scene with a key is probably one of the most memorable. I think that a key has a double meaning in this case. This is a key to the heart and the truth.
Audrey Hepburn as Nicole Bonnet is, as always, a magic woman, this time in the role of a romantic rich girl and morally sensitive daughter at the same time. Peter O’Toole as Simon Dermott is a calm seducer, between an eccentric detective and inexperienced burglar. All for love. There’s good chemistry between the two of them.
Hugh Griffith as Charles Bonnet is funny an art counterfeiter. Eli Wallach as Davis Leland is crazed collector, who effectively shows the characteristics of a sexual perversion.
Every art is a kind of deception!? Each theft is a form of art!? However, it is very difficult to mislead or steal one’s heart.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director William Wyler
Writer George Bradshaw (based on a story by), Harry Kurnitz (screenplay)
Actors Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company World Wide Productions
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe (color by) (as De Luxe)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic) (as Panavision ®)
Printed Film Format 35 mm