The Thomas Crown Affair Poster

Release Date: June 19th, 1968

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 1999

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Bored millionaire Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) concocts and executes a brilliant scheme to rob a bank without having to do any of the work himself. When Vicki Anderson (Faye Dunaway), an investigator for the bank's insurance company, takes an interest in Crown, the two begin a complicated cat-and-mouse game with a romantic undertone. In an attempt to decipher Anderson's agenda, Crown devises another robbery like his first, wondering if he can get away with the same crime twice.

Cast: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Biff McGuire, Yaphet Kotto, Addison Powell, Astrid Heeren

Director: Norman Jewison

Genres: Thriller, Romance, Crime drama

Production Co: United Artists

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.

Keywords: 1960s, Engaging, Quest, Cool, Pursuit, Investigation

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • Possibly the most under-plotted, underwritten, over-photographed film of the year. Which is not to say it isn't great to look at. It is. show more

  • Slick, silly romantic thriller, with Dunaway as an insurance investigator falling for McQueen, the property developer led to commit a bank robbery through boredom. Much obvious 'significance' (the pair playing chess; symbolic, see?), much glossy imagery (courtesy of Haskell Wexler) fashionably fragmented into interminable split-screen nonsense, and little of any real interest. show more

  • It is a flashy, undemanding technical achievement, enhanced by the marquee power of Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. show more

See all critic reviews on


Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score - for a Motion Picture [not a Musical])
Winner Music (Song -- Original for the Picture)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture