Raffles is a debonair british gentleman by day, but an infamous secret thief known as the amateur cracksman by night. The film takes it for granted that the lower classes are unpleasant. Feel welcome to our elegant and luxurious hotel where. Frank baums 1900 childrens fantasy novel the wonderful wizard of oz. Apr 10, 2016 obviously, such behavior was daring in a novel and it would be utterly unacceptable on the screen. Gallery of 6 movie poster and cover images for raffles 1939. Inspector mckenzie dudley digges meets david niven, the societythief title character, known best as a cricket player for england, introduced by his host lord melrose lionel pape who misremembers who s been given his new phone number, early in samuel goldwyn s remake, raffles, 1939.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, it is the most commercially successful adaptation of l. Ive seen raffles 1930 with ronald colman, which is the average version of the story. Hornnung and was filmed twice before in 1914 and 1925. The story of raffles singapore, the oldest hotel in asia. Raffles double feature 1930, 1939 warner archive collection. Now that hes fallen in love with local society belle gwen, raffles wants to give up his life of crime, but not before one last run with his indebted buddy bunny. A safecracker colman falls for a peer kay francis and vows to go straight, but soon attempts one last job to save a friend from disgrace. Feb 05, 2017 the private lives of elizabeth and essex 1939 official trailer bette davis drama movie hd duration. While tv was being developed in great britain, germany and the u. Raffles the talented, seasoned tv actor anthony valentine, a british national cricket champion and gentleman of leisurewho just happens to be a master thief. There was a film of raffles in 1905, listed as a short, that seems to have been lost.
Raffles is a famous british cricket player whose alter ego, the amateur cracksman, is a notorious jewel thief who purloins baubles for his own devilish pleasure and then mysteriously sends them. Enjoy all the albums completely new movie together with all preferred movie buffering. Telecharger raffles 1939 film complet en francais dvdrip. Review by paul d 8 if youre casting the role of a suave, debonair, sophisticated thief then who better than the suave, debonair and sophisticated david niven. Hornung this comedy adventure drama features david niven in the title role of a. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of raffles with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at. Now that hes fallen in love with local society belle gwen, raffles wants to give up his life of crime, but not before one last run with his indebted buddy. Nov 14, 2012 several film and tv adaptions have since been made, in which the eponymous hero has been played by such notable acting smoothies as john barrymore, ronald colman, david niven and this century nigel havers. Meeting gwen from his schooldays and falling in love all over again, he spends the weekend with her parents, lord and lady melrose. Secretly, however, raffles is a skilled cat burglar known as the amateur cracksman to scotland yard. In fact, sidney howard wrote the screenplay for both this movie and the 1930 film of the same name. This 1939 raffles remake, specifically following in the footsteps of the 1930 early talkie, but also based on the character from literature and theatre, as well as still earlier film versions in 1917 and 1925, is a slight scenario, but its affable enough. She was relatively new to movies, making her film debut only the previous year in gentlemen of the press 1929, with walter huston. Raffles keeps himself solvent with daring robberies.
Raffles offers wellbeing spa, family or business stays through its meeting rooms. A 1905 play, the burglar and the lady, pitted raffles in hornungs original, a gentleman jewel thief aided by bunny manders against sherlock holmes. Raffles original coburn on the set photo 1939 david niven. Raffles haw, an 1891 fictional character in a moralistic story by a. Raffles hotel is a singapore landmark located at no. She completed the marriage playground 1929 with fredric march, and street of chance and for the defense both 1930 with william powell. He was born of jewish heritage into a family with musical talent. For the remake, sidney howard s screenplay was reworked by john van druten. Sidney howard was given credit as coauthor of the screenplay with john van druten, due to his having been the writer of the 1930 version. These include raffles, the amateur cracksman, which opened at the savoy theater in london in 1903. The wizard of oz is a 1939 american musical fantasy film produced by metrogoldwynmayer. See what the critics had to say and watch the trailer. The cricket match is fun, and tolerably well done, though raffles bowling action is highly dubious and the umpires position would make lbw decisions interesting to say the least. It stars ronald colman as the title character, a proper english gentleman who moonlights as a notorious jewel thief, and kay francis as his love interest.
Suave, softspoken englishman ronald colman from 1930 iteration is swapped out for the. Raffles, a charming english cricketer who hobnobs by day with british society, but robs them at night as a gentleman thief. Raffles dvd santa clara county library bibliocommons. Raffles is a 1930 american precode comedymystery film produced by samuel goldwyn. Raffles is ready to retire from thievery until a weekend at a country estate, a crime planned by others, a financially burdened friend and a persistant detective dudley digges forces him to pull one last job. Because cricket doesnt pay two rare versions of the same story about an even rarer combination of. Raffles hotel, a book by ryu murakami that takes place in the raffles. Discover raffles singapore, hotel in singapore and enjoy the hotels spacious, comfortable rooms. The movie was remade nine years later, as raffles 1939, starring david niven. Raffles cemented him even more firmly as that suave gent with the honeyed voice and the impeccable way with diction. However, when the remake was made in 1939, the hays production code was in force, which stated that any criminal depicted in a movie must be brought to justice.
Raffles, gentleman cambrioleur 1939 streaming complet vf. Victor young fathers of film music, part 8 movie music uk. Turner classic movies presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from one of the largest film libraries in the world. Raffles, released in 1930, was only one film removed from 1929s bulldog drummond, the landmark film which extended colmans acting career and transitioned him from silent to talkies. Raffles a star cricket player who its learned is also a charming. For the first featurelength film in 1917, john barrymore took over the role. Raffles is a famous british cricket player whose alter ego, the amateur cracksman, is a notorious jewel thief who purloins baubles for his own. Samuel goldwyn produced both movies, and gregg toland served as director of photography on both films. Watch raffles starring david niven in this mysterycrime on directv. Raffles 1939 movie clip scotland yard, did you say. From the beginning raffles had a further life on stage and screen. The raffles stories have been adapted for various media. An oscar nominated box office smash raffles would be remade with david niven, who, like colman, was perfectly cast as the debonair thief. Raffles 1930raffles 1939 dvd, 2014 for sale online.
Book one of our rooms and enjoy exceptional comfort. Director sam wood came to raffles after an exhausting assignment filling in for an ailing victor fleming on gone with the wind 1939. Raffles is a famous british cricket player whose alter ego, the amateur cracksman, is a notorious jewel thief who purloins baubles for. In 1903 hornung and eugene wiley presbrey adapted two of the stories for a play, raffles, the amateur cracksman, that ran successfully on broadway. Raffles, the gentleman thug, a comic strip and its main character, a parody of a. This is truly spectacular and can among those rare amazing. The gentleman thief by richard bleiler go back to articles main page throughout the late nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century detective and mystery fiction were dominated by one character as never before or since. Raffles, a famed cricket player of english societys upper crust. A century of cinemas, movies and blockbusters remember. An infamous jewel thief in england known as the amateur cracksman is none other than the gentleman a. It is based on the play raffles, the amateur cracksman 1906 by e.
It is one of several film adaptations of an 1899 novel by e. This may be the first movie made that shows a television set with a program airing on it. Hornung and eugene wiley presbrey, which was in turn adapted from the 1899 short story. Directed primarily by victor fleming who left the production to take over the troubled gone with the wind, the film. When raffles falls in love with a respectable lady kay francis. Find video, photos, forums, blogs and shop for some of the best movies ever made only at tcm. Near the beginning of the film, we see raffles leave his london apartment at night. Because cricket doesnt pay two rare versions of the same story about an even rarer combination of english gentleman, jewel thief, and cricketer. A century of cinemas, movies and blockbusters posted on august 2, 2012 by remember singapore watching movies is one of singaporeans favourite pastimes, along with dining and shopping. The fourth cinematic version of the novel raffles, the amateur cracksman by e.
A burglar niven gives up crime, only to stage one last. Watch full raffles movie with single fill in the form by simply clicking the image on the sign way up button. Ive seen raffles 1925 with house peters, which is the worst version of the story. In the original film, raffles 1930, starring ronald colman, the jewel thief, a. Behind the curtain, eran trece in spanish, the black camel. The 1939 david niven film is a fairlyclose remake of the 1929 ronald. Established in 1887, the awardwinning colonialera hotel with a rich history is well known for its period architecture and decor, luxurious accommodation and fine cuisine. If stealing will get that done, then so be it, and the movie doesnt ask us to. The raffles story feel welcome to raffles luxury hotels and palaces. Raffles, the famous cricketer, is also a compulsive and daring amateur thief. The popular 1930 movie version starring ronald colman was in fact the tenth film adaptation of the raffles stories.
Sherlock holmes, perhaps the most successful fictional character in the history of literature, very quickly. Jan 08, 2017 man about town and first class cricketer a. Its almost as if the movie starts in the middle and ends before its really over. What is truly amazing is that this film is particularly strong on english mores and atmosphere, yet not a frame was shot. Raffles is a famous british cricket player whose alter ego, the amateur cracksman, is a. Raffles 1939 produced by samuel goldwyn and directed by sam wood goodbye mr.
Charlie chan in london, charlie chan in paris, charlie chan in egypt. A necklace presents an irresistible temptation, but also in attendance is scotland yards finest, finally on the trail. A burglar niven gives up crime, only to stage one last robbery to help the brother of. Raffles lord lister, a fictional german pulp hero originally with similarities to a. A scotland yard inspector dudley digges matches wits with a gentleman cat burglar, popular cricketer a. As the raffles singapore closes for its second major renovation in 2017, years after its opening, an icon of the hospitality industry fades behind the construction walls filled with historical anecdotes, interesting facts and glamour. Chips 1939 with a screenplay by sidney howard gone with the wind 1939 and john van druten among others that was based on the amateur cracksman by e. Even better was our town 1940, a wellhandled adaptation of the thornton wilder play that used many from the broadway cast, including. A necklace presents an irresistible temptation, but also in. Hornung, this romantic caper is a virtual remake of the 1930 version.176 1092 440 1313 842 107 9 1042 786 33 1044 874 362 942 596 470 1073 316 1007 1162 708 1410 1005 820 231 9 679 1376 481 1069 498 548 1371 179 218 1503 842 729 729 1260 1392 703 593 499 476 1019