The Thief (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Thief (1952)





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A product of the Red Scare era, this depicts--without dialogue--how an Atomic Energy Commission scientist attempts to skip the country when FBI agents find he has been photographing secret files for Russian agents. Eventually, he breaks down under the pressure.


Ray Milland
as Alan Fields
Martin Gabel
as Mr. Bleek
Rita Gam
as The Girl
John McKutcheon
as Dr. Linstrum
Rita Vale
as Miss Philips
Joe Conlin
as Walters
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Critic Reviews for The Thief

All Critics (4)

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 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A silent film in the true sense of a silent film.

February 23, 2005 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Thief

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

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