In "How to Steal a Million," the charming Charles Bonnet, portrayed by Hugh Griffith, channels his passion for art into a lucrative but illicit enterprise—forging priceless masterpieces and selling them at significant profits. However, trouble brews when one of his meticulously crafted reproductions, a prized sculpture, finds its way into a renowned Paris museum. With experts on the verge of discovering its inauthenticity, Charles Bonnet's reputation hangs in the balance.
To safeguard her father's name and artistic legacy, Nicole, his captivating daughter played by Audrey Hepburn, devises an audacious plan. She enlists the help of Simon Dermott, a charismatic cat burglar portrayed by Peter O'Toole, to steal back the forged sculpture before the art world uncovers the truth. As the heist unfolds, it becomes a stylish and thrilling escapade filled with witty banter, clever ruses, and a hint of romance.
"How to Steal a Million" is a delightful and lighthearted caper that combines art, intrigue, and humor, offering audiences an entertaining journey into the world of high-stakes art theft and the unexpected bonds that can form amidst daring exploits.