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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 »

Goofs

When the fortune teller is telling the girl's fortune, she puts down a king directly on top of the ten of spades, but in the next shot the king is only partially covering the ten of spades. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Corby: A friend of yours?
Girl: A *very* great friend.
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3, 2, 1...out!
23 September 2002 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

"The Ring" is, for me, Hitchcock's best silent feature. It is a nippy little romance which sprints along with a surprisingly swift pace.

There's the typical early Hitch experimentation - the camera getting "knocked out" in a boxing scene is a prime example and some fine comedic moments in what is otherwise a pretty serious story of love and betrayal although, with the boxing backdrop, the rather mundane story is slightly more exciting.

Less gimicky than the more famous "The Lodger", and therefore more believable, "The Ring" is an underrated, early effort from the man who went on to become one of the most celebrated directors in the world.

NB. Catch hold of the BFI release of this video if you can - the score is superb and by far the best new music I have heard composed for a silent movie.


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