Servers

Watch The Thief Who Came to Dinner

SD

Bored and somewhat fed up with the open corruption around him, Webster McGee decides to quit his job as a computer engineer at Houston-based Control Data Corporation. What he doesn't tell his friends and now former associates is that he does have a plan for his future: to become a jewel thief. His initial primary motivation is not the money, but rather be what he considers an honest thief. His first successful theft against corrupt businessman Gene Henderling leads to several things. Out of circumstance, Webster is able to have a long list of potential future targets. Webster begins a relationship with poor but beautiful socialite Laura Keaton, to who he is open about what he now does as a living. Because he leaves at his thefts a calling card in the form a chess piece and a slip of paper with a chess move, Webster, being coined the Chess Burglar by the media, begins a very public chess match with the Houston Post's elitist chess columnist Zukovsky , who dismisses the Chess Burglar as an amateur in every respect of the word. But most importantly, Webster becomes the only suspect as the Chess Burglar by insurance investigator David Reilly, to who Webster taunts as indeed being the Chess Burglar short of coming right out and saying the words. Another outcome of Webster's relationship with Dave is that Webster's ex-wife, actress Jackie Johnson, reenters his life, she who left a boring computer engineer, but who is interested in a relationship with an exciting jewel thief.... Show more

Everyone who is interested at least a little in movies already heard about this film. There are films for which it is worth being a cinema maniac, for those who have not yet had the opportunity to watch, I put The Thief Who Came to Dinner to watch online for free, because I rarely go on television. The Thief Who Came to Dinner stands out among all the rest of those other amazing films I've seen in my life. Bud Yorkin showed us the world on the screen from a different perspective. I did not expect anything from The Thief Who Came to Dinner, but it surprised me. Bud Yorkin's movies play on emotions and are able to move a more sensitive watcher. Feel free to play the movie online or download it to your computer od mobile device.... Show more

Directors: Bud Yorkin
Countries: United States
Release: 1973-03-01
Duration: 104 min
IMDb Rating: 6.2
Watch The Thief Who Came to Dinner Online