Three pals, soldiers of fortune, gentlemen Raffles, have the blues. They go out for a swell feed and eat in glum silence. At the next table a prosperous-looking fat man drops his card at Bill's feet as he draws out a staggering wad of money. Bill, unable to withstand the temptation, hurries off to frisk the fat man's place alone. At the coat rack, another card is dropped at Jack's feet, and he also hurries off. On the sidewalk, a third card is dropped, and the last pal hurries off to make a rich haul and surprise his companions in hard luck. At the fat man's address, they find an empty apartment and come face to face with each other. They proceed home, only to find their place ransacked, and a note saying that he had "planted" the cards so as to clean out the treasures collected by the well-known art connoisseurs, Raffles first, second and third. The pals rush to the station to hunt down the thief. The captain asks, "Name, please?" Consternation. That brings them up sharply, and they ...
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Released in the US as a split reel along with the documentary Curious Fish
(1913). See more