Michael Mann, Russell Rouse
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Thief is a critically acclaimed 1951 Cold War espionage film starring Oscar Award-winning actor Ray Milland. Dr. Allan Fields (Ray Milland) works as a nuclear physicist at the Atomic Energy Commission in New York City. He turns out to be one of the successful spies of the century with a huge network chain across the United States controlled by an undisclosed political power. One day, one of his couriers got killed in an accident bringing along important documents with him. Under careful evaluation and scrutiny by the authorities, he comes under suspicion by the FBI who now closely monitors him wherever he goes. Completely paranoid and frightened, he checks in to a cheap hotel room waiting for a call that will give him instructions on how he should proceed with the situation. Upon realization of everything that has transpired in the past, which includes the death of an FBI agent, his guilty conscience will lead him to make the toughest decision of his life.moreless
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