Raffles 1 Season 1975

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Season 1
(1) IMDb 7.1/10

1. The Amateur Cracksman (Pilot) TV-NR

Raffles and Bunny travel to a country estate--ostensibly for a week of cricket--with a plan to steal a priceless diamond necklace. They soon learn that two other thieves are also there, as is the dogged Inspector Mackenzie. For Raffles, this merely adds intrigue to the game.

Anthony Valentine, Christopher Strauli
53 minutes
Original air date:
September 10, 1975

The Amateur Cracksman (Pilot)

Season 1

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 11, 2013
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This is a delightful period piece with witty dialog and loveable "bad guys."

By pinching jewels from the wealthy, Raffles and Bunny are able to maintain their upper middle class lifestyle using a bit of Robin Hood logic to justify their crimes (robbing from the rich to help the poor - the poor being themselves). The original author was E. W. Hornung, the brother-in-law to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hornung wanted to create a criminal character as a foil to the ever popular Sherlock Holmes. Raffles might not be a famous as Sherlock but he is every bit as clever and quite endearing.
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