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Raffles (1939)





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This is the fourth version of E.W. Hornung's popular novel. Raffles is a famous British cricket player whose alter ego, the "Amateur Cracksman," is a notorious jewel thief who purloins baubles for his own devilish pleasure and then mysteriously sends them back to their owners.


David Niven
as A.J. Raffles
Olivia de Havilland
as Gwen Manders
Dame May Whitty
as Lady Kitty Melrose
Dudley Digges
as Inspector MacKenzie
Douglas Walton
as Bunny Manders
Lionel Pape
as Lord George Melrose
E.E. Clive
as Barraclough
Peter Godfrey
as Harry Crawshay
Margaret Seddon
as Maud Holden
George Atkinson
as Attendant
Eric Wilton
as Attendant
Frank Baker
as Attendant
George Kirby
as Villager
David Thursby
as Passenger
Elspeth Dudgeon
as School Mistress
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Critic Reviews for Raffles

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Mr David Niven... is invariably charming, but hardly convincing as a modern criminal.

October 16, 2020 | Full Review…

So fun that we... turn a blind eye to David Niven's exploits. [Full review in Spanish]

April 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Raffles


Pleasant, unremarkable comedy/drama with a super cast. This was Olivia's follow-up to GWTW much to her chagrin, her part of the devoted sweetheart was something that challenged her not in the least, and added fuel to the fire of her dissatisfaction with her Warners contract which ultimately lead to her suing for her release and a landmark decision limiting all contracts to a defined period without extensions.

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