Fun Size Review: Raffles the Amateur Cracksman (1917)

John Barrymore is a gentleman crook out to steal a priceless necklace. Frank Morgan (aka, Oz the Great and Powerful) is his best pal Bunny. Yes, Bunny. A shady lady from John’s past threatens to ruin everything but our hero is clever and intrepid. Fun plot and story done in by plodding pace and way too many intertitles. Morgan and Barrymore are the best things in the film but they cannot save it.


How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Raffles lives to rob another day.

If it were a dessert it would be: Peach Jello Salad. Humdrum offering that is nice enough to look at but no one’s choice if something else is available.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD.


  1. silverscreenings

    I cannot tell you how long it’s been since I’ve had this kind of salad. Why did it ever go out of fashion? Look how colourful it is, and the funky ridges on the side. I think I might make this and buy some fake, packaged Dream Whip to go with it. I am serious.

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