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DATE
PAGE
MPN
22 Jul 16
p. 454.
MPW
22 Jul 16
p. 651.
MPW
5 Aug 16
p. 991.
Wid's
4 Mar 16
p. 1488, 1552
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co, Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 June 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8624
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Just before a big bout, Jimmie, a New York prize fighter, gets a lucky medal from his friend Billy. Herman Marlex, a chronic teller of tall tales informs Jimmie that the medal is really a royal one, worn by the infant Prince of Magonia when he was kidnapped years before. Then, on fight night, Jimmie is knocked senseless. On his way home, Magonian emissaries see him wearing the medal, and so haul him back to the "homeland." Despite his insisting that he is merely a boxer, Jimmie is hailed as the returning prince. As a result, Heldone, a pretender to the throne who now can make no claim to being Magonia's ruler, organizes a palace revolt. Just as the mob is about to kill Jimmie, however, he wakes up and hears the fight referee finish the ten-count. After the combination knockout-nightmare, Jimmie decides to give up boxing and to settle down with Bess, his ... +


Just before a big bout, Jimmie, a New York prize fighter, gets a lucky medal from his friend Billy. Herman Marlex, a chronic teller of tall tales informs Jimmie that the medal is really a royal one, worn by the infant Prince of Magonia when he was kidnapped years before. Then, on fight night, Jimmie is knocked senseless. On his way home, Magonian emissaries see him wearing the medal, and so haul him back to the "homeland." Despite his insisting that he is merely a boxer, Jimmie is hailed as the returning prince. As a result, Heldone, a pretender to the throne who now can make no claim to being Magonia's ruler, organizes a palace revolt. Just as the mob is about to kill Jimmie, however, he wakes up and hears the fight referee finish the ten-count. After the combination knockout-nightmare, Jimmie decides to give up boxing and to settle down with Bess, his sweetheart. +

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