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The Battling Fool (1924)

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A minister's son trains to be a champion boxer.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Fairbanks ...
Mark Jenkins
Eva Novak ...
Helen Chadwick
Fred J. Butler ...
Hiram Chadwick
Laura Winston ...
Mrs.Chadwick
Mark Fenton ...
Rev. Josiah Jenkins
Catherine Craig ...
Madeline Le Bertin
Jack Byron ...
Clarence Lorraine
Pat Harmon ...
Jerry Sullivan
Edgar Kennedy ...
Dan O'Leary (as Ed Kennedy)
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Andrew Waldron ...
Reuben The Chief of Police (as Andy Waldron)
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A minister's son trains to be a champion boxer.

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minister | boxing

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1 August 1924 (USA)  »

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Boxing programmer.
13 July 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Surviving by chance this silent movie production line entertainment, is another version of the idyllic small town America of leafy streets and wooden houses seen in more ambitious productions, here contrasted with the only-glimpsed big city.

Oddly, the small town is people by gullible, judgmental authority figures and giving up college for a career in the ring is a smart move.

The leads are personable enough and the handling more than competent. Van Dyke puts in some effort on the boxing material, even tracking in the ring twenty years before BODY & SOUL. The far fetched suspense elements of the finale make it impossible to take the film seriously but it holds attention well enough.


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