When Crawshaw [bad guy] finally shows up, ready to kill, Raffles is so smooth that he manages to talk him down, return the necklace to the Melrose family, collect the reward money, confess to being the Amateur Cracksman, and escape to run off to Paris with Gwen.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Hollywood Revue has done another review of one of my favorite movies: Raffles. The ever smooth and well-spoken Ronald Coleman plays Raffles, a professional cricket player and "amateur cracksman" (i.e. burglar/safecracker), who tries to go straight for the sake of his new love, but who plans one last jewelry heist to help his desparate friend. As THR notes, Coleman wraps up everything in one neatly tied silk bow (SPOILER ALERT):