How does one klaut one million?

Film data
of German titles: How does one klaut one million?
Original title: How ton of Steal A million
production country: The USA
feature year: 1966
length (PAL - DVD): 118 minutes
of source language: English
age release: FSK 12
direction: William Wyler
film script: Harry Kurnitz
production: Fred Kohlmar
music: John Williams
camera: Charles long
cut: Robert Swink

as one klaut one million? (Original titles: How ton of Steal A million) is an US-American film comedy from the year 1966. The direction led William Wyler, the film script wrote Harry Kurnitz. The main roles played Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole. The film belongs to the category of the Heist Movies.

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NIC oils Bonnet (Audrey Hepburn) is the daughter Paris art collecting tank of the Charles Bonnet (Hugh Griffith), which a Cellini - statue from family estate Paris museums borrows. In reality the statue is however an ingenious falsification to always produce provided from Bonnets father, whose tradition it resumed, in order “new” works of large masters - however specializes in the painting. Due to its own stupidity it lets finally insure the statue on request of the museum around one million dollar, nothing-suspecting that the insurance lets an investigation accomplish by routine, with which the swindle fly up must.

Simon Dermott (Peter O'Toole) a little later surprises NIC oils the detective than these into the house of its father breaks in around proofs for the falsifications to find and falls in love on the place into it. It develops the plan to break in with its assistance into the museum and to steal the wrong statue.

Simon deals with since he has thereby likewise a proof for the falsifications. The two spend one night in a hiding place in the museum and approach themselves thereby. They release false alarms, which annoy the French president living next door in the process of the night consciously and whom night watchmen made excessive demands of finally induce to switch the alarm system off completely. Now they can smuggle the statue on the next morning from the museum.

Charles receives the statue back and to Simon promises the proofs against it to destroy if these in the future another operating field looks for itself. NIC oils and Simon flee thereupon from France, since they do not marry „in a prison “would like.


the film received good criticisms, which became action as spirit-rich and excitingly designation.


Harry Kurnitz one nominated for the Writers Guild OF America Award.


a part of the turning work found in the Hôtel cuts into Paris .

The work title of the film read first How ton of Steal A million dollar and live Happily Ever after, before the publication it was shortened.

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