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the light touch
- kevin sellers
Kind of an ironic title considering that director Richard Brooks was one of Hollywood's more ponderous directors. Certainly in this, his second film, the heaviness of style is already prominent and is certainly the main reason this average heist pic is stuck in mediocrity. Give it a C.
Pier Angeli was only 19 when she made this film and she was never lovelier; however, she still had a very thick Italian accent and it made her speech difficult to understand at times in this role. Stewart Granger is believable as the art thief but I couldn't quite believe his character would change stripes. As ever, the great George Sanders is worth watching as the villain. Okay film. Not bad, not great, just okay.
"The Light Touch"
- Diane Wilmanski
This was an excellent movie. I had heard of it before, but never saw it until it appeared on TCM. Both George Saunders and Stewart Granger worked well together. The story plot was very good, and the movie was filmed in interesting locations. I always liked Stewart Granger; he gave solid performances and was underrated as an actor. I would recommend this film to all. The other actors who worked for Felix (Saunders) in the film, trying to see if the original painting indeed caught fire and was destroyed also played their parts well.
Decent forgery-caper-round the world affair
Yes it's one the most trodden of all the plot lines but this art deception flick where Stuart Granger get's Pier Angelli (who is soooo young and angellic here) the knaive struggling artists to forger a msterpiece since she's in love with him blah blah blah till the predicatble moral about face of Granger is again,peedictable,and is no Maltese Falcon in it's spinning but it's a worthy view anyway.Such as sad end to such a lovely actress whose bright monent in the spotlight was with Paul Newman in "Somebody Up There Like Me".