Raffles ★★★ 1930
Debonair and dashing gentleman thief A.J. Raffles (Coleman) is a famed cricket player by day and a cat burglar by night, who's always been successful at eluding Scotland Yard. Then he falls for beautiful socialite Lady Gwen Manders (Francis) and gets invited to a weekend house party where Lady Kitty Melrose (Skipworth) just happens to own a very valuable necklace and one of the other guests is suspicious Scotland Yard inspector McKenzie (Torrance). Naturally Raffles goes after the jewels. Based on the novel “The Amateur Cracksman” by Ernest William Hornung. Director D'Arrast was fired by producer Goldwyn and Fitzmaurice finished the film. 72m/B VHS . Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Alison Skipworth, David Torrence, Bramwell Fletcher, Frances Dade; D: Harry D'Abbadie D'Arrast, George Fitzmaurice; W: Sidney Howard; C: George Barnes, Gregg Toland.