Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman


1925

Film Details

Release Date
May 24, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung (London, 1899) and the play Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung and Eugene Presbrey (New York and London, 12 May 1906).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,557ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

On board a ship from India bound for England, Raffles, a mysterious cracksman who once astounded all Britain with his daring thefts, warns one of the passengers to take special care of her necklace lest it be stolen. Soon after, the pearls disappear without a trace. They are, however, returned to the lady in a box of cigarettes when the boat reaches port. Raffles later attends a house party that is also attended by Captain Bedford, a noted criminologist who guarantees that a famous string of pearls can't be stolen. Raffles steals the pearls, and Bedford lays a trap for him with the help of a paroled thief. Lady Gwendolyn, with whom Raffles has fallen in love, learns of the trap and comes to his rooms to warn him. Raffles packs and makes his escape, taking Gwen along. Raffles and Gwen are married, and he returns the pearls and promises to reform. All is forgiven.

Film Details

Release Date
May 24, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung (London, 1899) and the play Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung and Eugene Presbrey (New York and London, 12 May 1906).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,557ft (6 reels)

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