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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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Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

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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

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 »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) See more »

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3, 2, 1...out!
23 September 2002 | by gnbSee 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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Country:

UK

Language:

None

Release Date:

1 October 1927 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2012 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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