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The Happy Thieves (Jan-1962)

Director: George E. Marshall

Writer: John Gay

From novel: The Oldest Confession by Richard Condon

Music Composed and Conducted by: Mario Nascimbene

Keywords: Crime/Comedy, Art Theft, Bullfighting

After he steals a Velázquez painting from a castle, gentleman art thief Jim Bourne is blackmailed by Dr. Muñoz, who uses evidence of the theft to force Bourne and his co-conspirator and now-wife Eve to steal a much more prominent painting, Goya's "Second of May", from the Prado. Elaborate and generally lifeless caper, saved only somewhat by its star power.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Britt Ekland
6-Oct-1942   The Man with the Golden Gun
Rex Harrison
5-Mar-1908 2-Jun-1990 My Fair Lady
Rita Hayworth
17-Oct-1918 14-May-1987 Gilda
Peter Illing
4-Mar-1899 29-Oct-1966 Against the Wind
Alida Valli
31-May-1921 22-Apr-2006 The Third Man
Joseph Wiseman
15-May-1918 19-Oct-2009 Dr. No


Rita Hayworth   ...   Eve Lewis
Rex Harrison   ...   Jim Bourne
Joseph Wiseman   ...   Jean Marie Calbert
Alida Valli   ...   Duchess Blanca
Gregoire Aslan   ...   Dr. Muñoz
Virgilio Teixeira   ...   Cayetano
Peter Illing   ...   Mr. Pickett
Britt Ekland   ...   Mrs. Pickett
George Rigaud   ...   Police Inspector
Gerard Tichy   ...   Antonio


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