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On 26 Sep 1925, Moving Picture World announced that production on The Fighting Edge had begun that week. A 7 Oct 1925 Var brief claimed that lead actress Patsy Ruth Miller had recently recovered from a three-week bout of influenza, which had caused production delays on this film as well as Miller’s other current feature for Warner Bros. Pictures, Oh, What a Nurse (1926, see entry). Filming ended circa early or mid-Dec 1925, as indicated in a 19 Dec 1925 Moving Picture World item. A scheduled release date of 16 Jan 1926 was listed in the 2 Jan 1926 Motion Picture News; however, the issue date was likely moved up to 8 Jan 1926. A 10 Jan 1926 opening in Jefferson City, MO, was advertised in that day’s Jefferson City Daily Capital News, and an 18 Jan 1926 release followed in Charlotte, NC, as stated in the 17 Jan 1926 Charlotte News.
       Gayne Whitman and Leo Willis were named as supporting cast members in the 26 Sep 1925 Moving Picture World and 2 Jul 1926 LAT. ...

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On 26 Sep 1925, Moving Picture World announced that production on The Fighting Edge had begun that week. A 7 Oct 1925 Var brief claimed that lead actress Patsy Ruth Miller had recently recovered from a three-week bout of influenza, which had caused production delays on this film as well as Miller’s other current feature for Warner Bros. Pictures, Oh, What a Nurse (1926, see entry). Filming ended circa early or mid-Dec 1925, as indicated in a 19 Dec 1925 Moving Picture World item. A scheduled release date of 16 Jan 1926 was listed in the 2 Jan 1926 Motion Picture News; however, the issue date was likely moved up to 8 Jan 1926. A 10 Jan 1926 opening in Jefferson City, MO, was advertised in that day’s Jefferson City Daily Capital News, and an 18 Jan 1926 release followed in Charlotte, NC, as stated in the 17 Jan 1926 Charlotte News.
       Gayne Whitman and Leo Willis were named as supporting cast members in the 26 Sep 1925 Moving Picture World and 2 Jul 1926 LAT.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Charlotte News [Charlotte, NC]
17 Jan 1926
p. 34
Coos Bay Times [Marshfield, OR]
18 Jan 1926
p. 6
Exhibitors Herald
2 Jan 1926
p. 86
Jefferson City Daily Capital News [Jefferson City, MO]
10 Jan 1926
p. 3
Los Angeles Times
2 Jul 1926
Section A, p. 9
Motion Picture News
2 Jan 1926
p. 44
Motion Picture News
20 Feb 1926
p. 912
Moving Picture World
26 Sep 1925
p. 344
Moving Picture World
28 Nov 1925
p. 333
Moving Picture World
19 Dec 1925
p. 662
New York Times
28 Mar 1926
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Variety
7 Oct 1925
p. 58
Variety
21 Apr 1926
p. 35
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
Edward T. Lowe Jr.
Adpt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Addl photog
FILM EDITOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Fighting Edge by William MacLeod Raine (Boston & New York, 1922).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 January 1926
Premiere Information:
Jefferson City, MO, opening: 10 Jan 1926; Charlotte, NC, opening: 18 Jan 1926; New York opening: 31 Mar 1926
Production Date:
late Sep--Dec 1925
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
7 January 1926
LP22238
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,369
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

A government agent named Joyce is imprisoned in a ranch house by a gang of smugglers. Juan O'Rourke, another agent, is then assigned to the case, going across the Mexican border disguised as a half-breed. He meets Joyce's daughter, Phoebe, and together they work their way into the smugglers' ranch house. With the aid of the cook, they free Joyce and make a break for the U.S. border. The smugglers follow, and the four take refuge in a deserted house. They are surrounded, but before they are finished off, the U.S. Army arrives and drives off the smugglers. Phoebe and Juan are ...

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A government agent named Joyce is imprisoned in a ranch house by a gang of smugglers. Juan O'Rourke, another agent, is then assigned to the case, going across the Mexican border disguised as a half-breed. He meets Joyce's daughter, Phoebe, and together they work their way into the smugglers' ranch house. With the aid of the cook, they free Joyce and make a break for the U.S. border. The smugglers follow, and the four take refuge in a deserted house. They are surrounded, but before they are finished off, the U.S. Army arrives and drives off the smugglers. Phoebe and Juan are married.

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