To Catch a Thief

Continuity mistake: When Cary Grant and the insurance agent are walking through the flower market, the girl in the bright pink dress walks past them twice.

Continuity mistake: Keep an eye on the letter that Cary Grant has with all of the names of the potential theft victims. 1) The way it is folded changes from 3 folds to 2 and from up to sideways. 2) The suite numbers are wrong , as seen when CG goes to Grace Kelly's, and it is different from the list.

Continuity mistake: When Cary Grant swims to the floating dock to speak with Danielle, the ladder attached to the dock is not covering the L in hotel in a couple of shots.


Continuity mistake: A short time after Cary Grant changes out of his clothes and says he is leaving with the boat girl, he is seen with the previous clothes on again.

Continuity mistake: When Cary Grant is on the speedboat, he is wearing a red polka-dot scarf at his neck. The position of the scarf changes from shot to shot, as evidenced by the dots rearranging themselves.


Continuity mistake: When Grace Kelly says goodnight to Cary Grant and kisses him, she is not tanned. The next morning when they meet again, to go for a swim, she has a sun tan worthy of several weeks worth of sun bathing on the French Riviera. (Or it's bad colour correction on the print). (00:40:00)

Continuity mistake: Robie is wearing a kerchief around his neck. The knot on the kerchief keeps moving.

Continuity mistake: After the flower market scene. Mr. Houston and Cary Grant are at his hillside villa drinking wine outside the porch area. Cary tells Houston to bring the wine. Houston does not pick up the bottle. As they are walking to the table you can briefly see the table and there is no ice bucket beside the table. When the camera changes there is now an ice bucket beside the table with the bottle of wine in it. (00:27:10 - 00:27:45)

Continuity mistake: Danielle is lying on the float then goes to sit up. The first lower camera shot shows her left leg bending behind her other knee. The high camera angle change shows both of her legs fully extended.

Continuity mistake: When Cary walks into the office at the restaurant of his friend there is a clipboard hanging on the wall of glass. It disappears near the last scene in the office. No one leaves with it.

Continuity mistake: At the restaurant of his friend, while in the kitchen the waiter with the silver streak in his hair sets down two bottles of wine on the coffee table and turns his body away from them. The labels are facing the office. Moments later when Cary picks up one of the bottles the label is facing into the kitchen. The bottle only has one label, as shown when it is thrown to the dishwasher and he catches it then turns the bottle.

Continuity mistake: When Cary walks into the office at the restaurant of his friend there is a brown wooden box on the desk near the lamp. When the restaurant owner comes into the office the box is silver and then changes back to a brown wooden box in the next shot.

Continuity mistake: When Cary Grant walks into the office of the restaurant of his friend, when he looks into the kitchen it has only one light hanging down. Later from a different camera angle it shows two lights hanging low enough for both to be seen from the original viewpoint.

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Jessie Stevens: Sorry I ever sent her to finishing school. I think they finished her there.

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Trivia: Hitchcock's cameo occurs about 10 minutes into this film - he is seen sitting next to Cary Grant on a bus.

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