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The Thief

The Thief (1952)

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Release Date: Oct 15, 1952 Wide

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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

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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.

February 28, 2014 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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A silent film in the true sense of a silent film.

February 23, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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what a great youtube find: a spy film without a single word of dialogue. ray milland with his constant air of anxiety is perfect in the role of a nuclear physicist who is selling secrets, making anonymous contacts and watching his back. thrilling atmosphere of paranoia and isolation and not a dull moment; check it out
December 31, 2012
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