Raffles, gentleman crook, is thoroughly defanged in this bizarre Jazz Age adaptation. Our hero now robs from the rich and gives to the poor but spends much of his time awkwardly flirting with Hedda Hopper. House Peters mails in his performance and the adaptation is painful. A true turkey, though Hopper’s overripe acting does create some unintentional amusement.
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Oh, we all know this one. Raffles evades capture and lives happily ever after.
If it were a dessert it would be: A mud pie. Like, a literal mud pie.
Availability: Released on DVD as a double feature with John Barrymore’s take on the Raffles character.