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The Ring (1927)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 1 October 1927 (UK)
Two boxers compete for the love of a woman.

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carl Brisson ... 'One-Round' Jack Sander
Lillian Hall-Davis ... Mabel - The Girl (as Lilian Hall Davis)
Ian Hunter ... Bob Corby
Forrester Harvey ... The Promoter
Harry Terry Harry Terry ... The Showman
Gordon Harker ... Jack's Trainer
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

1 October 1927 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El ring See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2012 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The position of the girl's arm is inconsistent during the wedding ceremony when receiving the ring. The bangle could not have fallen down to her wrist then, because her hand was clearly raised above the elbow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Corby: A friend of yours?
Girl: A *very* great friend.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tender Hook (2008) See more »

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Amazing use of symbols
7 August 2000 | by freakusSee 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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