History Literature / Raffles

26th Jul '17 7:14:48 AM LongTallShorty64
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The ''Raffles'' stories have been adapted for various media. Six ''Raffles'' films came out between 1917 and 1939; the best remembered is probably the 1939 version that featured Creator/DavidNiven and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, directed by Sam Wood. It was one of Niven's first starring roles. In 1975, there was a British made-for-TV movie which led to a ''Raffles'' television series. In addition, there was a BBC Radio 4 series broadcast from 1985 to 1993.

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The ''Raffles'' stories have been adapted for various media. Six ''Raffles'' films came out between 1917 and 1939; the best remembered is probably the 1939 version that featured Creator/DavidNiven and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, directed by Sam Wood. It was one of Niven's first starring roles. There's also the 1930 one with Creator/RonaldColman and Creator/KayFrancis. In 1975, there was a British made-for-TV movie which led to a ''Raffles'' television series. In addition, there was a BBC Radio 4 series broadcast from 1985 to 1993.
31st Jan '17 9:15:40 AM Rebu
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* MasterOfDisguise: Raffles, in a dept to Sherlock Holmes.

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* MasterOfDisguise: Raffles, in a dept nod to Sherlock Holmes.



* RealityEnsues: In the Holmes stories, [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee Sherlock doesn't tell Watson many of his plans ahead of time]], and Watson is consistently astonished and impressed when he learns about the successful results. Raffles keeps leaving his "Watson" out of the loop, [[{{Deconstruction}} then Bunny blunders into the middle of them]], then Raffles blames ''him'' for [[NeverMyFault screwing up plans he didn't know about]]. Bunny calls him out on this, sometimes.



* {{Seme}}[=/=]{{Uke}}: Again, the pair aren't explicitly gay, but Raffles and Bunny fit rather well into these respective tropes.
24th Dec '16 9:31:38 AM jamespolk
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The ''Raffles'' stories have been adapted for various media. Six ''Raffles'' films came out between 1917 and 1939; the best remembered is probably the 1939 version that featured Creator/DavidNiven and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and was Niven's first starring role. In 1975, there was a British made-for-TV movie which led to a ''Raffles'' television series. In addition, there was a BBC Radio 4 series broadcast from 1985 to 1993.

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The ''Raffles'' stories have been adapted for various media. Six ''Raffles'' films came out between 1917 and 1939; the best remembered is probably the 1939 version that featured Creator/DavidNiven and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and directed by Sam Wood. It was one of Niven's first starring role.roles. In 1975, there was a British made-for-TV movie which led to a ''Raffles'' television series. In addition, there was a BBC Radio 4 series broadcast from 1985 to 1993.
29th Mar '16 7:06:30 PM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar: Raffles and Bunny both fight in this war in the story "The Knees of the Gods".



* DramaticIrony: The inspector grouses about the Cracksman's exploits, saying "if it wasn't for him I'd be watching the cricket match," while gesturing to the TV that is showing A.J. Raffles playing in the cricket match. (The most surprising thing about this scene is that it shows a character watching sports on TV in 1939. If this isn't the first film showing a character watching a television program, it must be one of the first.)



* VerbalIrony: The inspector grouses about the Cracksman's exploits, saying "if it wasn't for him I'd be watching the cricket match," while gesturing to the TV that is showing A.J. Raffles playing in the cricket match. (The most surprising thing about this scene is that it shows a character watching sports on TV in 1939. If this isn't the first film showing a character watching a television program, it must be one of the first.)
29th Mar '16 7:03:54 PM PaulA
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Tends to happen to Raffles a lot.



* PromotedToLoveInterest: In Graham Greene's play ''The Return of A.J. Raffles'' as well as Kim Newman's Literature/{{The Hound Of The Durbervilles}} Raffles and Bunny are depicted as a couple.


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* AdaptationalHeroism: Tends to happen to Raffles a lot.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: In Creator/GrahamGreene's play ''The Return of A.J. Raffles'' as well as Kim Newman's ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheDurbervilles'', Raffles and Bunny are depicted as a couple.
29th Mar '16 6:59:20 PM PaulA
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The ''Raffles'' stories have been adapted for various media. Six ''Raffles'' films came out between 1917 and 1939; the best remembered is probably the 1939 version that featured Creator/DavidNiven and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and was Niven's first starring role.. In 1975, there was a British made-for-TV movie which led to a ''Raffles'' television series. In addition, there was a BBC Radio 4 series broadcast from 1985 to 1993.

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The ''Raffles'' stories have been adapted for various media. Six ''Raffles'' films came out between 1917 and 1939; the best remembered is probably the 1939 version that featured Creator/DavidNiven and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and was Niven's first starring role..role. In 1975, there was a British made-for-TV movie which led to a ''Raffles'' television series. In addition, there was a BBC Radio 4 series broadcast from 1985 to 1993.



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26th Mar '16 9:48:37 AM nombretomado
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* Main/{{Adorkable}}: Bunny

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* {{Cricket}}: Raffles is a professional cricketer and spin bowler, if an amateur cracksman.
* DependingOnTheWriter: While Hornung intented Raffles to be a throuroughly unsympathetic character, the association of him with the GentlemanThief trope meant he came to be seen as similar to Literature/ArseneLupin or Literature/TheSaint. Barry Perowne, who wrote Raffles stories after Hornung's death, took this perception and ran with it, to the extent that a parody by John L. Breen has Hornung's Raffles and Perowne's Raffles as seperate characters.

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* {{Cricket}}: Raffles is a professional cricketer and spin bowler, if an amateur cracksman.
* DependingOnTheWriter: While Hornung intented Raffles to be a throuroughly thoroughly unsympathetic character, the association of him with the GentlemanThief trope meant he came to be seen as similar to Literature/ArseneLupin or Literature/TheSaint. Barry Perowne, who wrote Raffles stories after Hornung's death, took this perception and ran with it, to the extent that a parody by John L. Breen has Hornung's Raffles and Perowne's Raffles as seperate separate characters.
8th Oct '15 12:06:37 PM freesefan
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* ChekhovsGun: Raffles notes with admiration the inspector's stylish greatcoat. Later in the movie Raffles puts on the inspector's coat and hat, turns the collar up to obscure his face, and thusly escapes from the cops.
7th Oct '15 10:07:50 AM freesefan
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* HaveAGayOldTime: "Perhaps you're wondering why I'm in such a gay mood tonight."


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* VerbalIrony: The inspector grouses about the Cracksman's exploits, saying "if it wasn't for him I'd be watching the cricket match," while gesturing to the TV that is showing A.J. Raffles playing in the cricket match. (The most surprising thing about this scene is that it shows a character watching sports on TV in 1939. If this isn't the first film showing a character watching a television program, it must be one of the first.)
7th Oct '15 10:03:30 AM freesefan
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* NoEnding: Raffles, having been exposed as the Cracksman, escapes police custody. He leaves a note promising to meet the inspector at 7 pm. He then ducks back into his apartment to meet Gwen, and they have a scene where he promises that no matter what, they'll be together forever. Raffles again exits via the window--and the film ends, with Raffles on the run, before he meets the inspector (or doesn't). Combined with the fact that the film is only 72 minutes long, it plays as if an ending scene was cut from the movie.
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