Raffles (1939)

1 h 11 min193916+
Man about town and First Class cricketer A.J. Raffles keeps himself solvent with daring robberies. Meeting Gwen from his schooldays and falling in love all over again, he spends the weekend with her parents, Lord and Lady Melrose. A necklace presents an irresistible temptation, but also in attendance is Scotland Yard's finest, finally on the trail.
Sam WoodWilliam Wyler
David NivenOlivia de HavillandMay Whitty
English [CC]
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4.1 out of 5 stars

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  2. 28% of reviews have 4 stars
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SociologyReaderReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cute story, worth seeing for a young Olivia de Havilland
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This is a short, crisp caper/romance; it is very light and short, and the tension is minimal. The story centers on "Raffles," played by a young, handsome David Niven. It is mostly worth seeing for a very young Olivia de Havilland, who was in her early 20s at the time--for me, that totally made the viewing worthwhile, because seeing it brought to light how much she grew as an actress over the years. Apparently, William Wyler was an uncredited director; it is not up to the level of most of his other films. Still -- worth watching!
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J EReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
a single caper?
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the movie is about an infamous thief, but no real background and only 1 crime in this movie. without a real ending. and there is a hiss in the audio the entire time, leaving me with tinnitus after it was over.
the movie only lightly touches in what is in the description, too short to get into any depth. and that hiss, i am gonna give this version 2 stars. it's maybe 3-3.5 w/o the hiss.
CGFReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Like a vacation from 2020
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Eighty years old and still delightful. Everyone is wonderful, it looks beautiful, and the time flies by.
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Melissa C FountainReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great acting. story and humor
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Fun "Who-done-it" with delightful performances from all actors.
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Lit obsessedReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyed very much.
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Great fun & beautiful black & white print.
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