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How to Steal a Million (1966)




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In this elegant "caper" film, Audrey Hepburn stars as the daughter of a wealthy Parisian (Hugh Griffith), whose hobby is copying famous works of art. 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. Audrey decides to rob the museum, and hires a burglar (Peter O'Toole) for that purpose. But the burglar is really a detective, who has every intention of arresting Audrey and her father when the deed is done. All style and little substance, How to Steal a Million is consummately acted by the stars, but the film is stolen hands-down by a "double take" reaction from French comic actor Moustache. The film was originally titled How to Steal a Million Dollars and Live Happily Ever After, which gave the whole game away and thus was pared down before release. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Peter O'Toole
as Simon Dermott
Eli Wallach
as Davis Leland
Charles Boyer
as DeSolnay
Hugh Griffith
as Charles Bonnet
Marcel Dalio
as Senor Paravideo
Jacques Marin
as Chief Guard
as Guard
Roger Treville
as Auctioneer
Eddie Malin
as Insurance Clerk
Louise Chevalier
as Cleaning Woman in Museum
Gil Delamere
as Stunt Double
Remy Longa
as Young Man
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All Critics (8)

A graceful and fleet-footed caper that is light, frothy, and oh-so-delicious.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Lots of charm, little action in slow-paced heist comedy.

November 25, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Hepburn and O'Toole are magical together.

December 1, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

...the sort of genial, fluffy little caper flick that rarely gets made anymore, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

January 4, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Enjoyable, low-key comedy with two great stars.

August 24, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for How to Steal a Million


Wasn't I just in 1960's Paris w/Peter O'Toole (What's New Pussycat, and I panned him) a little while ago? Well, what a difference a day makes, or a co-star, at least if your co-star is Audrey Hepburn. In a pairing reminiscent of William Powell and Myrna Loy in the Thin Man series of yore, the screen practically bubbles with these two simply reacting off of one another. Why this coupling was never repeated I'll never know, but it's butter on the screen. Oh, yes, there's some sort of story going here, something about a museum heist, something to do with art, I don't know, or care really, cause this film was actually wrapped when the casting director signed these two on.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

O'Toole and Hepburn make a great comedy team, they should have been in more movies together. This movie is hilarious and very fun, I really liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

This film is sheer brilliance! It was funny, well-acted, great and tremendously clever story! I totally loved it from start to finish! Even the stealing work was very clever and funny! Especially the twists at the end!

Jennifer D
Jennifer D

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