A Cinematic Bon-Bon: Raffles (1930)

An United Artists Picture, Screenplay by Sidney Howard based upon the novel by E. W. Hornung,  Director: George Fitzmaurice, Art Director: Park French A charming confection, Raffles exists in a world that meets somewhere between the allure of the truly glamorous, a harmlessly silly aristocracy and a place where crime is non-violent and victimless.  How … Continue reading A Cinematic Bon-Bon: Raffles (1930)


Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) Dinner At Eight (1933) The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) Guilty Hands (1931) The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) Kitty Foyle (1940) Raffles (1930) Rasputin and the Empress (1932) State’s Attorney (1932) Union Depot (1932) When Ladies Meet (1933)

Book Review – “The Amateur Cracksman” by E. W. Hornung

The figure of the gentleman thief has become so much a part of our psyche in the western world that it’s easy to take such a character for granted.  Generally dashing, good looking, sly, stealthy and charming with the ladies, such figures are sympathetic despite their capers or perhaps even because of them.   We admire … Continue reading Book Review – “The Amateur Cracksman” by E. W. Hornung