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Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by George Irving
Cast: John Barrymore [A.J. Raffles], Frederick Perry, H. Cooper Cliffe, Frank Morgan, Christine Mayo, Evelyn Brent, Mike Donlin [Crawshay], Mathilda Brundage, Nita Allen, Kathryn Adams
[?] Hyclass Producing Company or L. Lawrence Weber Photo Dramas, Incorporated? production; distributed on State Rights basis by Hiller & Wilk. / Scenario by Anthony P. Kelly, from the play adaptation Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman by Ernest William Hornung and Eugene Presbrey of the novel The Amateur Cracksman by Ernest William Hornung. Cinematography by Harry B. Harris. / © 24 October 1917 by Hyclass Producing Company [LP11739]. Released December 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The novel was subsequently filmed as Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1925).
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3622.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Australia - Characters: A.J. Raffles - Clocks - Crime: Theft - Criminals: Swindlers, Thieves - Domestics: Maids - Escapes - Jewelry - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Transportation: Steamboats - United Kingdom: England: London: Scotland Yard
Listing updated: 9 April 2012.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.3622; Edelman-Baseball p. 28; Everson-American p. 369; Everson-Detective pp. 26, 30; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 49; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 18; Limbacher-Feature p. 198; Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia p. 338.
Home video: DVD.