Love Among Thieves
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|Love Among Thieves|
|Written by||Stephen Black
|Directed by||Roger Young|
|Music by||Arthur B. Rubinstein|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Karen Mack|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Lorimar Productions
Robert Papazian Productions
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).
In 2009, the film became available on DVD through the Warner Archive Collection.