The Thief (1952)
Release Date: Oct 15, 1952 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 88
For his directorial debut, Ray Milland went out on a creative limb, resulting in the first American film since Chaplin's City Lights without any spoken dialogue. The Thief stars Milland as Allan Fields, a nuclear physicist who has sold out to a foreign power. With only a few tinges of conscience, Fields sets about to steal vital scientific secrets and smuggle them out of the country. With the FBI on his trail, he briefly hides out in a rundown tenement house, where he inaugurates a desultory
Oct 15, 1952 Wide
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One thing is certainly true, however. The film's tagline, 'The only motion picture of its kind,' is undeniable. The results make it clear why this is still the case.
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