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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 Oct 19
p. 1723.
MPN
11 Oct 19
p. 2899.
MPW
20 Oct 19
p. 1013.
New York Morning Telegraph
20 Jul 1919.
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New York Times
29 Sep 19
p. 16.
Variety
3 Oct 19
p. 57.
Wid's
12 Oct 19
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 September 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Thos. H. Ince
Copyright Date:
5 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14065
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,314
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

An assistant to freight express agent Dave Haskell in the town of Pitt's Junction, Jim Kelly develops strong biceps lifting egg crates onto the daily train. Jim falls in love with Dave's daughter Kitty, who, he worries, is interested in city slicker Perry Woods. When Woods steals $2,000 from the station safe, Jim, thinking that Dave took the money, confesses the crime and leaves for Chicago. He meets two fighters headed for a gym and, impressing them with his "egg crate wallop," lands a job as a training assistant. When Jim knocks out "Battling" Miller, who is about to throw a fight, Jim takes Miller's place against boxer "Young Howard," who is really Woods. After taking four rounds of brutal beatings, Jim connects in the fifth with his wallop and knocks out Woods. When a patched bill missing from the safe is found on Woods, Jim, now a hero, wins ... +


An assistant to freight express agent Dave Haskell in the town of Pitt's Junction, Jim Kelly develops strong biceps lifting egg crates onto the daily train. Jim falls in love with Dave's daughter Kitty, who, he worries, is interested in city slicker Perry Woods. When Woods steals $2,000 from the station safe, Jim, thinking that Dave took the money, confesses the crime and leaves for Chicago. He meets two fighters headed for a gym and, impressing them with his "egg crate wallop," lands a job as a training assistant. When Jim knocks out "Battling" Miller, who is about to throw a fight, Jim takes Miller's place against boxer "Young Howard," who is really Woods. After taking four rounds of brutal beatings, Jim connects in the fifth with his wallop and knocks out Woods. When a patched bill missing from the safe is found on Woods, Jim, now a hero, wins Kitty. +

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