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Raffles

Raffles

Sam Wood, William Wyler (1939)

68min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A pleasant but mindless remake by producer Samuel Goldwyn of his 1930 Ronald Colman romantic adventure, with debonair David Niven lacking the suave charm of Colman's famed gentleman thief incarnation. Olivia de Havilland is lovely, however, and more than makes up for Niven's over-casual approach, a style that saw him through virtually five decades of cinema stardom, including an Academy Award for Separate Tables. What is truly amazing is that this film is particularly strong on English mores and atmosphere, yet not a frame was shot outside Hollywood - all credit to underrated co-director Sam Wood.

Summary

Ae suave gentleman jewel thief commits a burglary to save a friend's reputation, but the theft results in romantic complications. Comedy adventure, starring David Niven, Olivia de Havilland, Dudley Digges and Dame May Whitty.

Cast & Crew

AJ Raffles David Niven
Gwen Manders Olivia de Havilland
Bunny Manders Douglas Walton
Inspector McKenzie Dudley Digges
Lady Kitty Melrose Dame May Whitty
Lord Harry Melrose Lionel Pape
Barraclough E E Clive
Harry Crawshay Peter Godfrey
Maud Holden Margaret Seddon
Bingham Gilbert Emery
Director Sam Wood
Director William Wyler
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Available on: Available on video

Comedy Drama

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