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RAFFLES, THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN (1917) and THE LEATHER PUSHERS:ROUND THREE (1922)
RAFFLES, THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN (1917)
and THE LEATHER PUSHERS: ROUND THREE (1922)
RAFFLES, THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN starring John Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Kathryn Adams and Christine Mayo. Directed by George Irving. A.J. Raffles, wealthy bachelor and champion cricketer, is, in reality, The Amateur Cracksman - a notorious jewel thief who's crime spree has plagued England's upper crust. Raffles pays a visit to the home of Lord Amersteth, owner of the famous Melrose Necklace intending to add this bauble to his list of conquests. But a chance encounter with Mrs. Vidal, a witness to one of his earlier heists, threatens to expose him.
Even at this early stage of his film career, the Barrymore charm is on full display in this comic adventure. Based upon the stage play of the same name.
THE LEATHER PUSHERS: ROUND THREE "Payment Through the Nose" starring Reginald Denny, Hayden Stevenson and Charles Ascott. "The Leather Pushers" were a charming series of comedies based upon the story of a prize-fighter from the Colliers articles by H.C. Witwer. Each episode was self-contained and complete in itself. Formerly wealthy Kane Halliday (Denny), fighting as the elegant "Masked Mystery", pays more attention to his flirtation with a chorus girl, Estelle, than his boxing career - frustrating his manager at every turn. Estelle, not realizing her new beau is is actually a prize fighter, is under the mistaken impression that he's a rich playboy, a belief that Halliday does nothing to correct. The manager sets out enlighten her in spectacular fashion!
This entry from the series includes some terrific night scenes of New York's Times Square as it appeared in 1922. Titles from other Universal productions are prominently displayed on the theater marquees!
Original music scores composed and performed by Richardson Price!
John Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Kathryn Adams, Christine Mayo, Reginald Denny, Hayden Stevenson and Charles Ascott