Best Crime Movies of 1917

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Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman

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AJ Raffles, a handsome jewel thief masquerades as a gentleman of society fitting in with well-to-do people. He dons a mask and waits for an opportune moment to steal belongings, usually some jewelry and to take advantage of unsuspecting women whether at an estate or aboard a passenger ship. Raffles knows secret passageways to aid his escape from capture such as disappearing into a large grandfather clock that is really a secret doorway. He even eludes capture by jumping off a ship and swimming to shore while women passengers fire pistols at him.

Starring: John Barrymore, Evelyn Brent, Frank Morgan, Christine Mayo, Kathryn Adams ..
Directed by: George Irving
Release date: 1917-12-14

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