Love Among Thieves

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Love Among Thieves
Genre Adventure
Written by Stephen Black
Henry Stern
Directed by Roger Young
Starring Audrey Hepburn
Robert Wagner
Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Karen Mack
Producer(s) Robert Papazian
Stephanie Austin
Cinematography Gayne Rescher
Editor(s) James Mitchell
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Lorimar Productions
Robert Papazian Productions
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
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 starred Audrey Hepburn as the Baroness and concert pianist Caroline DuLac, who 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 (Robert Wagner).

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 (Jerry Orbach), a hired thug assigned to retrieve the loot.

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).

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]

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


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