For me, this was the perfect part after the intensity of The Country Girl and the discomforts of Green Fire, and how could I turn down the chance for another Hitchcock picture? I was flattered he wanted me. It was a comedy, but it was also romantic - and rather daring for its time, too, but always with the sophisticated Hitchcock touch. Francie is eager to be a thief - she’s out for kicks and thrills, and she thinks it’s exciting to join up with a man she believed to be an outlaw. She was all set to climb out over the rooftops with him!
— Grace Kelly on her role in To Catch a Thief (High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly by Donald Spoto)