History Literature / Raffles

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.
7th Oct '15 8:52:17 AM freesefan
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!!Tropes particular to the 1939 film:

* CollidingCriminalConspiracies: Raffles arrives at the Melrose mansion with thoughts of stealing Lady Melrose's necklace, but Lady Melrose's servant is conspiring with her common criminal boyfriend to steal that same necklace.
* ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt: Newsboys calling out the Amateur Cracksman's latest heist at the start of the film.
* StealingFromTheTill: Bunny goes to Raffles for help after foolishly gambling away army mess money.
7th Oct '15 8:48:20 AM freesefan
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The ''Raffles'' stories have been adapted for various media; a number of ''Raffles'' films came out between 1905 and 1939. 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; a number of media. Six ''Raffles'' films came out between 1905 1917 and 1939.1939; 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.
21st Sep '15 5:23:32 PM MarkLungo
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The series ends with both Raffles and Bunny getting shot in the Second Boer War. Raffles dies and Bunny becomes an invalid.]]
* DrivenToSuicide / InterruptedSuicide: How it all begins. After losing all his money and facing disgrace, Bunny comes to Raffles to ask for help. When Raffles explains that he doesn't have any money either Bunny tries to kill himself but Raffles stops him.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The series ends with both Raffles and Bunny getting shot in the Second Boer War.UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar. Raffles dies and Bunny becomes an invalid.]]
* DrivenToSuicide / InterruptedSuicide: DrivenToSuicide[=/=]InterruptedSuicide: How it all begins. After losing all his money and facing disgrace, Bunny comes to Raffles to ask for help. When Raffles explains that he doesn't have any money either Bunny tries to kill himself but Raffles stops him.



* SecondBoerWar: Raffles and Bunny both fight in this war in the story The Knees of the Gods.
* {{Seme}} / {{Uke}}: Again, the pair aren't explicitly gay, but Raffles and Bunny fit rather well into these respective tropes.

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* SecondBoerWar: UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar: Raffles and Bunny both fight in this war in the story The "The Knees of the Gods.
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* {{Seme}} / {{Uke}}: {{Seme}}[=/=]{{Uke}}: Again, the pair aren't explicitly gay, but Raffles and Bunny fit rather well into these respective tropes.
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