Two boxers compete for the love of a woman.

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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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According to the dialogue card at 1:19:06, the big fight between Jack Saunders and Bob Corby is refereed by Eugene Corri, who then enters the ring wearing a tux. Corri made boxing history in December 1907 by being the first referee to "ref" inside the ring during a fight. See more »

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During the first boxing scene, when the assistant is helping the sailor put on his coat, the coat is on nearly all the way; then, in the next shot, it is shown being put back on again. See more »

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[first lines]
Corby: A friend of yours?
Girl: A *very* great friend.
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My brief review of the film
20 August 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

The story here is very slight, but it is told well by Hitchcock, with excellent choices of lighting and distances and a number of neat tricks. The editing is excellent, with dissolves effectively used throughout, and the simple cuts are perfectly timed. There is some clever image distortion, superb photography in general, and the film even manages to include some apt comedy relief, thanks largely to Gordon Harker's comic acting abilities. There is a dream sequences that is arguably poorly handled, and the story is downright predictable, but generally it is hard to hold anything against this early Hitchcock silent film.


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