~Raffles~
1925
~Plot Synopsis~
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.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, Allmovie.com

On board a ship from India bound for England, Raffles, a mysterious cracksman who once
astounded all Britain with his daring thefts, warns one of the passengers to take special care of her
necklace lest it be stolen. Soon after, the pearls disappear without a trace. They are, however,
returned to the lady in a box of cigarettes when the boat reaches port. Raffles later attends a house
party that is also attended by Captain Bedford, a noted criminologist who guarantees that a famous
string of pearls can't be stolen. Raffles steals the pearls, and Bedford lays a trap for him with the
help of a paroled thief. Lady Gwendolyn, with whom Raffles has fallen in love, learns of the trap and
comes to his rooms to warn him. Raffles packs and makes his escape, taking Gwen along. Raffles
and Gwen are married, and he returns the pearls and promises to reform. All is forgiven.

Plot Synopsis from AFI.com
~Cast~

House Peters ...  Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman
Miss DuPont ...  Gwendolyn Amersteth
Hedda Hopper ...  Mrs. Clarice Vidal
Fred Esmelton ...  Capt. Bedford
Walter Long ...  Crawshay
Winter Hall ...  Lord Amersteth
Kate Lester ...  Lady Amersteth
Freeman Wood ...  Bunny Manners
Roland Bottomley ...  Lord Crowley
Lillian Langdon ...  Mrs. Tilliston
Robert Bolder ...  Mr. Tilliston
Directed by: King Baggot

Written by:
E.W. Hornung - novel & play "Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman"  
Eugene Wiley Presbrey - play "Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman"
Harvey F. Thew - writer
~66: Miss DuPont & House Peters~
~116: Miss DuPont, Fred Esmelton & House Peters~
~22: Fred Esmelton & Miss DuPont~
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced and Released by: Universal Pictures

Cinematography by: Charles J. Stumar

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 56 Minutes
Released: May 24, 1925
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