Le Stuff’s Definitive Location Guide to Alfred Hitchcock’s Classic Film
Series Post #14
Room 623: The Carlton in Cannes
There’s a wonderful scene in To Catch A Thief in which Francie Stevens (Grace Kelly’s character) is escorted to her hotel room by John Robie (played by Cary Grant). She opens the door, turns, gives him a long, cool kiss, and then without saying a word, steps inside and closes the door. Robie is left grinning and bemused.
The room, of course, is at The Carlton in Cannes, number 623. The interior is featured later when Francie invites Robie in for a drink, more kissing, a fireworks display in the Golfe de la Napoule, and several clever innuendoes that somehow managed to slip past the censors.
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