Tom springs a new one in this picture. As the redoubtable Dick Turpin, notorious highwayman sought by the police, he effects his escape by scattering money to the crowd which becomes so dense that the police are blocked and Dick escapes. Tom proved two things by this picture. He proved that he is a romantic actor of great ability and, through the money trick, that it is possible to invent something new in the movies. For sheer entertainment, beautiful photography and splendid acting, not to mention the wonderful riding of Mix, "Dick Turpin" ranks far above the average and should prove to one of the most popular films of the year. The story of the highwayman who robbed the rich and gave alms to the poor.
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