Have you ever been falsely accused of something? Man, that's the worst. Like, that one time you were a little kid, and maybe you were kind of clumsy and so you've accidentally broken a few things around the house, and then one day you had your friend Timmy over and he knocked over that old vase that was the sole remaining heirloom from your great-grandfather who died as a hero in the Great War, and your mom, of course, immediately assumed you to be the culprit, and Jimmy, he's a little spit, so he just sits there saying nothing, and nothing you say can convince your mom of your innocence. Man, that was so unfair. So, naturally, you set forth a suspense-filled plot to reveal the truth to Mom, that you are not to blame, despite your past misdeeds, but that the real antagonist here is that dastardly Timmy!
Coincidentally, this is just like one of the movies we will be talking about today! If you thought to yourself, this sounds like a dumbed-down version of the premise of Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief, you probably read the title of this article. In the film, Cary Grant plays Jon Robie, a former jewel thief who has amended his ways. However, thefts have been occurring which seem to mirror his style, and so the cops naturally presume that he is the perp. Robie is, however, innocent, and it's up to him to clear his name... and catch a thief. To Catch a Thief is playing tonight, Friday, at the Louisville Palace as part of their Hitchcock summer movie series.
Playing tomorrow, Saturday, is The Man Who Knew Too Much. This is a rough remake of Hitchcock's 1934 film of the same name (the screenwriter for the newer version wasn't allowed to see the original film or read its script; he merely had a plot outline from Hitchcock). James Stewart and Doris Day star as the McKennas, a couple vacationing with their son in Morocco. While there, they become aware of a devious plot – and that bad guys don't want to leave any loose ends open.
Both these films will screen at 8:00 on their respective evenings at the Louisville Palace, located at 625 S. 4th Street. Admission is $5. Complete information can be found at the Louisville Palace website.
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