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VHS 310
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Thief (1971)

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A suave professional burglar wants to break with his criminal past but is forced to pull one last job to make good on a gambling debt. Winner of the 1971 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America as the Best TV Suspense Film, and nominated for an Emmy as Best Written Original Drama of 1971.

Thief is a made-for-TV drama starring Richard Crenna as a paroled burglar. Crenna wants to turn over a new leaf and lead an honest life. To do this, however, he has to pull one last major heist which will square all his accrued debts. The focal point of this film is a near-silent cat burglar sequence, which is good enough to make up for the patchy character development and by-rote dialogue. The Thief also includes an early TV appearance by veteran character actor Michael Lerner.

Airdate: October 9, 1971 on ABC


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