Love Among Thieves

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Love Among Thieves
Written byStephen Black
Henry Stern
Directed byRoger Young
StarringAudrey Hepburn
Robert Wagner
Music byArthur B. Rubinstein
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Karen Mack
Producer(s)Robert Papazian
Stephanie Austin
Production location(s)San Francisco
Vail, Arizona
Old Tucson - 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park - 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Rd., Agua Dulce, California
Sonoran Desert, Arizona
CinematographyGayne Rescher
Editor(s)James Mitchell
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Lorimar Productions
Robert Papazian Productions
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • February 23, 1987 (1987-02-23)

Love Among Thieves is a made-for-television romantic-adventure film produced by the ABC network in 1987. It was directed by Roger Young and starred Audrey Hepburn, Robert Wagner, Jerry Orbach. The ending left the door open for either a sequel or possibly a TV series, but neither eventuated. Reportedly, Hepburn donated her salary to UNICEF.[citation needed] Love Among Thieves is notable for several reasons. It was the only made-for-TV film in which Hepburn appeared (although she had done some live drama productions in the 1950s). It was also the last film in which she took a starring role (her next, and final, film performance in 1989's Always was a cameo).

This was the first Hepburn film since 1981's They All Laughed. It contains a number of intentional references to Hepburn's earlier films, mostly in dialogue, although the basic plot borrows from her 1960s films Charade, Paris, When It Sizzles and How to Steal a Million. The film includes her final on-screen kiss (with Wagner).

In 2009, the film became available on DVD through the Warner Archive Collection.


Baroness and concert pianist, Caroline DuLac, steals three jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs from a San Francisco museum. The eggs are demanded as ransom for her kidnapped fiancé in Latin America. She boards a plane for the Latin American city of Ladera, as per instructions, and is met by a drifter named Mike Chambers.

Caroline first believes that Mike is one of the kidnappers, until a mysterious man in a trench coat tries to kill her and Mike comes to the rescue. They are both captured by a band of Mexican bandits, who also may or may not be part of the scheme. Meanwhile, the couple are pursued by Spicer, a hired thug assigned to retrieve the loot.



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