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According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 16 Jul 1928.
       A print of The Shakedown was screened at Cinecon 54 in Hollywood, CA, on 3 Sep 2018. ...

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According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 16 Jul 1928.
       A print of The Shakedown was screened at Cinecon 54 in Hollywood, CA, on 3 Sep 2018.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1928
p. 77
Film Daily
14 Apr 1929
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New York Times
8 Apr 1929
p. 32
Variety
10 Apr 1929
p. 23
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Clarence J. Marks
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus score
SOUND
Rec eng
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 March 1929
Production Date:
began 16 Jul 1928
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Pictures Corp.
7 December 1928
LP25907
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq, sd eff, and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,613 , 6,753
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Dave Hall arrives in Boonton and finds work in the oil fields, soon falling in love with Marjorie, a waitress. One night in the park Dave gets into a fight with a dancehall bouncer whom he soundly trounces; Dave becomes a local hero and the popular favorite in a match with Battling Roff, a professional fighter who takes on all comers. Dave adopts Clem, an orphan boy, and for the first time in life finds himself in a place that he would like to call home. A traveling salesman comes to town and informs the populace that Dave is a professional patsy who, in town after town, first establishes his reputation as a fighter and then takes a dive. Boonton turns against Dave, but he informs Roff's manager that he is through as a fall guy. Dave wins the fight on guts alone and, redeemed in the eyes of his new friends, prepares to settle down with Clem and ...

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Dave Hall arrives in Boonton and finds work in the oil fields, soon falling in love with Marjorie, a waitress. One night in the park Dave gets into a fight with a dancehall bouncer whom he soundly trounces; Dave becomes a local hero and the popular favorite in a match with Battling Roff, a professional fighter who takes on all comers. Dave adopts Clem, an orphan boy, and for the first time in life finds himself in a place that he would like to call home. A traveling salesman comes to town and informs the populace that Dave is a professional patsy who, in town after town, first establishes his reputation as a fighter and then takes a dive. Boonton turns against Dave, but he informs Roff's manager that he is through as a fall guy. Dave wins the fight on guts alone and, redeemed in the eyes of his new friends, prepares to settle down with Clem and Marjorie.

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