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The Knockout (1914)

TV-G  |   |  Short, Comedy  |  11 June 1914 (USA)
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To show his girl how brave he is Fatty challenges the champion to a fight. Charlie referees, trying to avoid contact with the two monsters.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Dan Albert ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Pug (uncredited)
Charles Avery ...
Cop (uncredited)
Joe Bordeaux ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Glen Cavender ...
Society Singer (uncredited)
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Referee (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
Edward F. Cline ...
Cop (uncredited)
Frank Dolan ...
Spectator / Party Guest (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ...
Pug's Sweetheart (uncredited)
Edwin Frazee ...
Spectator / Society Singer / Cop (uncredited)
Billy Gilbert ...
Society Singer (uncredited)
Alice Howell ...
Spectator / Party Guest (uncredited)
Edgar Kennedy ...
Cyclone Flynn (uncredited)
Charles Lakin ...
One of St. John's Gang (uncredited)
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Storyline

A couple of tramps, down on their luck and hungry, decide to fake an exhibition boxing match for a promoter. Meanwhile, Pug, a good-hearted but boisterous fellow, takes on a gang of mashers who make unwanted advances to his girlfriend. Impressed by his abilities, the mashers decide to pass Pug off as Cyclone Flynn, the champion, and enter him in the boxing match. But the real Cyclone shows up, and he and Pug battle it out in the ring. Soon the fight progresses to include pistols, rooftop chases, and the Keystone Kops in hot pursuit. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Short | Comedy

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Also Known As:

Counted Out  »

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During the tug-o'-war between Pug and the Keystone Cops, Pug's boxing gloves disappear and then re-appear on his hands. See more »

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Arbuckle & Charlie in "The Knockout"
6 February 2008 | by (Westchester, New York) – See all my reviews

"The Knockout" (1914, Avery) "The Knockout" is more of a Fatty Arbuckle film than a Charlie Chaplin film as Charlie appears as an interfering boxing referee in a segment of the film. With a fair amount of action and a hilarious fight scene to start it off, and introduce us to Arbuckle's character Pug, this is a better than average 1914 film but still a bit tedious after the boxing match. Apparently, firing guns into the air and at people was cause for hilarity. Pug even runs around struggling to work double fisted with pistols and boxing gloves still on. One dis-jointed from reality marker in the shooting sequence is that everybody reacts to getting hit like someone just hit them with a paintball or a rubber bullet. The film's highlights inevitably involve Arbuckle's great physical comedy aided and abetted by his physique as well as Charlie who is great as the referee who keeps stumbling into the fighters during the first round and joins the match in the second round much to the delight of the audience (both on screen and off!). Drop-kicks, rock throwing, shooting, boxing…c'mon, what's missing? Not a bad effort and much better than some of the other Keystone 1914 films.


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