- Rated: Not Rated
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: August 12, 2014
- Originally Released: 1930
- Label: Warner Bros.
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Description by OLDIES.com:
First published in 1898 as a series of short stories, Raffles soon became one of the most popular fictional characters of his time. Adapted to the stage as Raffles, The Amateur Cracksman
, the play was filmed twice during the silent era before Samuel Goldwyn acquired it as a sound vehicle for Ronald Colman. An Oscar-nominated box-office smash, Raffles
would be remade with David Niven, who, like Colman, was perfectly cast as the debonair thief.
A safecracker (Ronald Colman) falls for a peer (Kay Francis) and vows to go straight, but soon attempts one last job to save a friend from disgrace.
A burglar (David Niven) gives up crime, only to stage one last robbery to help the brother of the woman (Olivia de Havilland) he loves.