A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "retire" from that life, but an old friend comes to him with a predicament that entails him committing one last job.
A Silk Hat Sinner! A Suave Love Saint! The cavalier of crime, the most fascinating character Ronald Coleman has played! An amateur cracksman- but an expert in love! (Print Ad-Rhinebeck Gazette, ((Rhinebeck, NY)) 20 September 1930)
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The last Goldwyn movie to be shot simultaneously in silent and talkie versions. See more
Gwen's limo drops Raffles off at his residence. After Raffles gets out of the car, the chauffeur closes the passenger door and opens the driver's door. But the engine revs and the car starts moving forward before the chauffeur gets in and behind the steering wheel. See more
There's just one thing that I regret.
And what's that?
That you won't have the amateur cracksman here tonight. What a sight! To see the great McKenzie face to face with him.
We'll meet one of these days, Mr. Raffles. I'll catch the amateur cracksman. I'll hook him... and play him... and land him like a fish.
This film was made simultaneously in silent and talking versions. With almost of the theaters in the USA wired for sound, this was to be the last film that Samuel Goldwyn produced in this manner. See more