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The Patent Leather Kid (1927)

A boxer has difficulty balancing his sport with a budding romance; both are further jeopardized when the United States enters the first World War.

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A boxer has difficulty balancing his sport with a budding romance; both are further jeopardized when the United States enters the first World War.

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Richard Barthelmess in Rupert Hughes greatest story "The Patent Leather Kid". (Trade paper ad). See more »

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The screenwriter, who was nominated for an Academy Award, was Rupert Hughes, the uncle of Howard Hughes, Jr. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood: Hollywood Goes to War (1980) See more »

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Barthelmess Boxing Film a popular silent hit.

This two and a half hour (long for a non-epic silent)exploration of the boxing life, its corruptions, its loyalties, its romance, is an effective late silent film and a showcase for the acting talents of Richard Barthelmess, who earned an Oscar nomination for his performance here. It's well done, though at times hokey plot-wise. Its length does it in - it gets incredibly boring at times. It exists as an archive print at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.


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