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The Ring (I) (1927)

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Two boxers compete for the love of a woman.

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Lillian Hall-Davis ...
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Jack Saunders and Bob Corby are two boxers in love with Nellie. Jack and Nellie are married but their marriage is flat so she starts to look to Bob for comfort. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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1 October 1927 (UK)  »

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The final boxing match appears to be taking place in the Royal Albert Hall. See more »

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In the final boxing scene, right before Bob greets the other boxer, his robe switches from being on all the way to being just on the left shoulder. See more »

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[first lines]
Corby: A friend of yours?
Girl: A *very* great friend.
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Amazing use of symbols
7 August 2000 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

The symbolic use of objects, form editing, the position of characters in the scene... these were all used with such joyous abandon by Hitchcock that you can really see what a fertile genius he had. The way the wife moves from one corner of the ring to the other as the fight progresses, the editing when the wedding ring is placed on her finger... while these may seem a bit obvious by todays standards, in the silent era they spoke volumes about the story without a word being spoken. Even the title has a least four meanings that I can see; the boxing ring, the wedding ring, the bracelet the lover buys, and the love triangle at the heart of the story.


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