Man about town and First Class cricketer A.J. Raffles keeps himself solvent with daring robberies. Meeting Gwen from his schooldays and falling in love all over again, he spends the weekend... See full summary »

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Man about town and First Class cricketer A.J. Raffles keeps himself solvent with daring robberies. Meeting Gwen from his schooldays and falling in love all over again, he spends the weekend with her parents, Lord and Lady Melrose. A necklace presents an irresistible temptation, but also in attendance is Scotland Yard's finest, finally on the trail. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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29 December 1939 (USA)  »

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Caballero y ladrón  »

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What seems to be a television set is shown early in the film, even though television sets did not become commonplace until about 1948. See more »

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In the handsome cab, Raffles puts his arm behind Gwen above her shoulders, but in the next close-up shot of her, his arm isn't there. See more »

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Version of Raffles (1958) See more »

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Fantaisie-Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, Op.66
(1834) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played by an unidentified pianist at the party
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Not bad at all, but also not nearly as good as it could have been
2 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Wow, I was really underwhelmed by this film. Despite starring David Niven and Olivia de Havilland, this was an amazingly uninspired film. After all, the story is about a rich society thief who is a champion cricket player--you'd think there'd be more action and exotic or fashionable locales. But, instead, the film is very, very stagnant and the majority of the action (such as it is) takes place in a manor home where Raffles is staying along with a few other rich swells. It was so turgid, that at times I found myself falling asleep. I kept waiting and hoping for a fist fight or SOMETHING, but instead the film was very talky and all so well-mannered. A very uninspired script with an abrupt and senseless ending as well as lackluster direction conspired to keep this film in the category of 'mediocre', but it's still watchable due to the screen presence of its stars--especially the always lovely Miss de Havilland.


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