Someone in the House (1920)

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Jim Burke, also known as "the Dancer" (Edmund Lowe), is a Raffles-type character -- a gentleman jewel thief who only steals from "those who can afford it" (so say the titles). He becomes friendly with a group of society people -- so friendly, in fact, that he's offered the leading role in an amateur play they're putting on. Molly Brent (Vola Vale) is the leading wom an, and she plans to wear her famous, hundred-thousand dollar necklace in one of the scenes. Burke has a duplicate made and switches the two, but the cops are on the job. Just when they're about to get their man, however, Molly insists that the robbery is just part of the play. She does figure out eventually that Burke is a crook, but by then he has fallen in love with her and promises he will go straight. This picture was based on a play by Larry Evans and George S. Kaufman -- clearly not one of Kaufman's best efforts.