Heartbeat is a 1946 American romantic drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Ginger Rogers. It is a direct remake of the French romantic drama Battement de cœur, released in 1940.


Professor Aristide (Basil Rathbone) runs a school for pickpockets in Paris. He takes on pupils like Yves (Mikhail Rasumny) and young Arlette (Ginger Rogers) by testing their dishonesty. He takes Arlette even though she fails by only stealing an apple instead of money; she's a runaway from a reform school where she's supposed to stay until she turns 21.