- SKU: 19370781
- Release Date: 06/21/2011
Best Buy is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Price Match Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer or at a local retail competitor's store.Here's how:
- If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-888-BEST BUY and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price, or when visiting a Best Buy store, one of our employees will assist you.
- On qualifying products, Best Buy will then verify the current price to complete the price match.
Exclusions apply including, but not limited to, Competitors' service prices, special daily or hourly sales, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.
On a voyage from India to London, it is rumored that an infamous cracksman is onboard -- of course, it is Raffles (House Peters), who is accompanied by his friend, Bunny Manners (Freeman Wood). Raffles warns one of his fellow passengers to keep an eye on her necklace, which promptly disappears. Although a search reveals no evidence, the necklace is returned in a pack of cigarettes upon arrival in London. Lord and Lady Amersteth (Winter Hall and Kate Lester) are having a house party and Raffles attends. Captain Bedford, a noted criminologist (Fred Esmelton), is also one of the guests and he asserts that a very valuable string of pearls cannot be stolen. This only encourages Raffles, who takes it. He also steals the heart of his hosts' daughter, Gwendolyn (Miss Du Pont). Although Bedford finally captures Raffles, he escapes with Gwendolyn's help and they run off together. Raffles returns the pearls and resolves to start a new and more honest life. E.W. Hornung's celebrated novel about a gentleman thief was filmed several times. ~ Janiss Garza, Rovi
Considering the number of John Barrymore films that have crumbled to dust, it is fortunate indeed that the Barrymore vehicles which have survived are among his best works. One of the earliest Barrymore pictures still extant is Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman, a consistently delightful adaptation of the same-named short stories by E.W. Hornung. "The Great Profile" was in his element as Raffles, the gentleman jewel thief who is the bane of the existence of diligent Scotland Yard inspector Bedford (Frederick Perry). Ostensibly retired, Raffles agrees to one last heist to save his old friend "Bunny" (Frank Morgan) from committing suicide. The action takes place during a weekend party, with the eagle-eyed Bedford awaiting the first opportunity to pounce upon the elusive Raffles. But Bedford has reckoned without the beautiful Gwendolyn (Evelyn Brent), who simultaneously "reforms" Raffles and enables the lovable rogue to escape. Unlike the later adaptations of Raffles starring Ronald Colman and David Niven, the Barrymore version includes a great deal of outdoor action, including the hero's daring dive from a speeding yacht. Featured in the cast as a minor-league safecracker is celebrated baseball star "Turkey" Mike Donlin, reportedly a great pal and boon drinking companion of John Barrymore. The only complaint one could register against Raffles is that it is (by necessity) a silent film, denying viewers the pleasure of hearing as well as seeing the hero match wits against his detective nemesis. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- House Peters - Raffles
- Freeman Wood - Bunny Manners
- Hedda Hopper - Mrs. Clarice Vidal
- Winter Hall - Lord Amersteth
- Kate Lester - Lady Amersteth