The Light Touch

The Light Touch is a 1951 American crime drama film film directed by Richard Brooks and starring Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli and George Sanders. It was produced and released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer.


Art thief Sam Conride (Stewart Granger) steals a Renaissance-era painting on loan to an Italian museum by a Catholic church. He has been financed by his partner, Felix Guignol (George Sanders). Felix has an obsessed client named Aramescue (Kurt Kasznar) who has agreed to pay $100,000 for the artwork. However, Conride stages a boating accident on the way to the rendezvous in Tunis and tells Felix the painting has been destroyed in a fire.