Enjoy unlimited streaming on Prime Video
Thousands of other titles available to watch instantly.
5.4/10
346
9 user

The Happy Thieves (1961)

A suave art thief romances a wealthy duchess, only to enable him to steal a priceless painting from her collection. Complications ensue.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Richard Condon (novel), John Gay
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Courtroom drama about an adulterous pair who is charged with murdering the outraged husband of the cheating woman.

Director: Clifford Odets
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Anthony Franciosa, Gig Young
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The friendship between two tramp boat owners is threatened by the arrival of a beautiful and seductive passenger.

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon
The Threat (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Vicious hood 'Red' Kluger escapes from Folsom Prison and carries through on his threats to the detective who arrested him and the D.A. who got him convicted.

Director: Felix E. Feist
Stars: Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw
The Hunted (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Bernhard
Stars: Preston Foster, Belita, Pierre Watkin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, Rita Hayworth
I bastardi (1968)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. Jason is betrayed by Adam, who steals his girlfriend, and has him beaten and left for dead. A female doctor nurses him back to health, and he sets about planning his revenge.

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Giuliano Gemma, Klaus Kinski
Adventure | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A beautiful but amoral gypsy girl entices a young dragoon to betray his honor and get cashiered from the service, and for her sake he soon turns to a life of crime.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Ron Randell
My Gal Sal (1942)
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, John Sutton
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A self-righteous missionary man seeks to save the soul of a former prostitute.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Rita Hayworth, José Ferrer, Aldo Ray
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby
Salome (1953)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After her banishment from Rome, Jewish Princess Salome returns to her Roman-ruled native land of Galilee where prophet John the Baptist preaches against Salome's parents, King Herod and Queen Herodias.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rita Hayworth ... Eve Lewis
Rex Harrison ... Jimmy Bourne
Joseph Wiseman ... Jean Marie Calbert
Alida Valli ... Duchess Blanca
Grégoire Aslan ... Dr. Victor Muñoz
Virgilio Teixeira ... Cayetano - the Bullfighter (as Virgilio Texera)
Peter Illing ... Mr. Pickett - the Art Expert
Britt Ekland ... Mrs. Pickett (as Britta Ekman)
George Rigaud ... Spanish Police Inspector
Gérard Tichy ... Antonio - Prado Museum Guard
Edit

Storyline

A suave art thief romances a wealthy duchess, only to enable him to steal a priceless painting from her collection. Complications ensue.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Rita and Rex Steal The Picture! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Crime

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

January 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los alegres ladrones See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The painting, known as the "Rokeby Venus" is by Velazquez and is his only known nude. It moved to England in 1813 to hang in Rokeby Park, Yorkshire. The painting was purchased by National Art Collections Fund in 1906 for the National Gallery, London. The suffragette Mary Richardson attacked and badly damaged the painting in 1914 but it was restored and returned to display. See more »

Goofs

Victor, as part of his blackmail threat shows some infra red photos which are clearly not infra red. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Bourne: What are you trying to say?
Eve Lewis: You're the clever one, you figure it out.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
A Wonderful Caper Film
16 October 2018 | by johnaquinoSee all my reviews

I've always had great affection for this film, for its whimsical score by Mario Nascimbene , for being able to see both Joseph Wiseman and Rita Hayworth play comedy at all and in the same film, for being able to see Rex Harrison play the same character but pulled back a bit that he did in THE HONEY POT a few years later, for the affection and attention it gives to the museum scene, and for its ingenious art theft. Most of all, I admire it for the surprising and yet convincing ending and Hayworth's reaction.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed