Full page view
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 Nov 1925.
---
New York Times
24 Nov 1925
p. 28.
Variety
25 Nov 1925
p. 39.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 December 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 21 November 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
7 November 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21983
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,875
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lefty O'Brien, a pugilist, becomes engaged to ex-tomboy Patsy Ryan against the wishes of her father, Michael. They both live in an Irish-Jewish neighborhood on New York's East Side known as "Hogan's Alley." Lefty defeats Battling Savage for the championship, breaking his left hand and leaving his opponent close to death. Lefty seeks refuge from apprehension by the police, but Michael turns out both Lefty and Patsy. Patsy is injured, and Michael calls in wealthy Dr. Emmett Franklin, who takes more than a professional interest in Patsy. He invites Michael and Patsy to a dinner that turns into a wild party. Lefty breaks in, and Patsy returns his ring. The doctor invites father and daughter to his mountain lodge, but he leaves Michael stranded at the station. Michael and Lefty pursue the train in an automobile. The car and train collide, and the engineer abandons the train, leaving a part of it to run away. Lefty rescues Patsy with the aid of an airplane; the two settle down to married life and, to Michael's pleasure, make their fortune in ... +


Lefty O'Brien, a pugilist, becomes engaged to ex-tomboy Patsy Ryan against the wishes of her father, Michael. They both live in an Irish-Jewish neighborhood on New York's East Side known as "Hogan's Alley." Lefty defeats Battling Savage for the championship, breaking his left hand and leaving his opponent close to death. Lefty seeks refuge from apprehension by the police, but Michael turns out both Lefty and Patsy. Patsy is injured, and Michael calls in wealthy Dr. Emmett Franklin, who takes more than a professional interest in Patsy. He invites Michael and Patsy to a dinner that turns into a wild party. Lefty breaks in, and Patsy returns his ring. The doctor invites father and daughter to his mountain lodge, but he leaves Michael stranded at the station. Michael and Lefty pursue the train in an automobile. The car and train collide, and the engineer abandons the train, leaving a part of it to run away. Lefty rescues Patsy with the aid of an airplane; the two settle down to married life and, to Michael's pleasure, make their fortune in plumbing. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Boxing


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.