Overview

Johnny Riggs, a con man on the lam, finds himself in a Latin-American country named Patria. There, he overhears a convent-bred rich girl praying to her guardian angel for help in managing her tangled business affairs. Riggs decides to materialize as the girl's "angel", gains her unquestioning confidence, and helps himself to the deluded girl's millions. Just as he and his partner are about to flee Patria with their booty, Riggs realizes he has fallen in love with the girl and returns the money, together with a note that is part confession and part love letter. But the larcenous duo's escape from Patria turns out to be more difficult than they could ever have imagined.

  1. Vincente Minnelli

    Director

  2. Irving Brecher

    Screenplay

  3. Ludwig Bemelmans

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Fred Astaire

    Fred Astaire

    Johnny Parkson Riggs

  2. Lucille Bremer

    Lucille Bremer

    Yolanda

  3. Frank Morgan

    Frank Morgan

    Victor Budlow Trout

  4. Mary Nash

    Mary Nash

    Duenna

  5. Leon Ames

    Leon Ames

    Mr. Candle

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Yolanda and the Thief
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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 20, 1945
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

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