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.

Starring:
Anthony Valentine, Christopher Strauli
Runtime:
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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