Cinema: Petty Larceny


Directed by JOHN BERRY Screenplay by HERB GARDNER

In the first act of Thieves an adorable young couple fall to squabbling. In the second act they decide to take it to the divorce courts. In the third act they get back together again. No, the theatrical terminology is not a mistake. Herb Gardner has not so much adapted his Broadway comedy as retyped it in screenplay form. Despite a fair amount of New York City location shooting, the old act breaks are so apparent in the movie that it is as if a curtain...

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