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According to a studio time-table in the 6 Oct 1927 Hollywood Vagabond, the film, under the working title Use Your Feet, was currently in ... More Less

According to a studio time-table in the 6 Oct 1927 Hollywood Vagabond, the film, under the working title Use Your Feet, was currently in production. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Vagabond
6 Oct 1927
p. 6.
New York Times
9 Jan 1928
p. 20.
Variety
18 Jan 1928
p. 13.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Use Your Feet
Release Date:
27 November 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 November 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24682
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,918
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

When fight manager Jack Sullivan is insulted by heavyweight champion "Punch" Mello, he vows to bring in an opponent to take away his title and goes to Virginia with his daughter, Mary, to look up Elliott Beresford, son of the former champion, Kid Roberts. Elliott's grandmother, however, tells him Elliott is a dance teacher, which Jack considers "sissified." Mary and Elliott are attracted to each other, and when he opens a dance school in New York, Mary shames him into getting a "man's job"; as a taxi driver, he gets in a jam and knocks out Jack's new protégé, then, at Mary's urging, decides to become a fighter. He is defeated in his first fight but is finally matched with the champion; when he learns from his grandmother that his father was Kid Roberts, he is inspired to win, then takes Mary in his ... +


When fight manager Jack Sullivan is insulted by heavyweight champion "Punch" Mello, he vows to bring in an opponent to take away his title and goes to Virginia with his daughter, Mary, to look up Elliott Beresford, son of the former champion, Kid Roberts. Elliott's grandmother, however, tells him Elliott is a dance teacher, which Jack considers "sissified." Mary and Elliott are attracted to each other, and when he opens a dance school in New York, Mary shames him into getting a "man's job"; as a taxi driver, he gets in a jam and knocks out Jack's new protégé, then, at Mary's urging, decides to become a fighter. He is defeated in his first fight but is finally matched with the champion; when he learns from his grandmother that his father was Kid Roberts, he is inspired to win, then takes Mary in his arms. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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