A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "retire" from that life, but an old friend comes to him with a predicament that entails him committing one last job.
A Silk Hat Sinner! A Suave Love Saint! The cavalier of crime, the most fascinating character Ronald Coleman has played! An amateur cracksman- but an expert in love! (Print Ad-Rhinebeck Gazette, ((Rhinebeck, NY)) 20 September 1930)
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Lady Kitty Melrose
I depend upon you. I lean upon you.
Uh, not too heavily, Lady Melrose. Not too heavily.
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