How to Steal a Million

directed by William Wyler
Category: "Action/Adventure"
Year of Release:1966
Date Added:04/15/2008
Date Watched:03/20/2000
My Rating:8

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Review - How to Steal a Million

Charles Bonnet is an art forger. He gets carried away and loans his “Cellini Venus” to a Paris art museum, then discovers it must be assayed to be insured.

His daughter Nicole, home alone one evening, surprises Simon Dermott as he is apparently stealing one of Charles’ paintings. Knowing the paintings are forgeries and not wanting to get the police involved, she lets him go. She contacts him a few days later to help her steal the Venus so it won’t be discovered. He agrees, and his scheme actually works. It also involves the two of them spending several hours in a tiny closet where they fall in love.

Simon then reveals to Nicole that he is really an expert at exposing forgeries. He gives the Venus to American millionaire (who has proposed to Nicole), telling him that he must never contact Nicole again and never let anyone know about the Venus. He then tells Charles who he is and gets him to promise never to sell forgeries again — a promise Charles keeps for about five minutes. Simon and Nicole get married.

Lightweight, but with Audrey who cares. It has a lot of funny lines and is just plain fun.
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