Catch As Catch Can (1927)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |  
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The silent Catch as Catch Can starts out as a baseball picture before wildly riding off in all directions at once. William Fairbanks (definitely no relation to Douglas) plays the manager of a small-town ballclub. When team member Larry Shannon is coerced into throwing a game by political boss Walter Shumway, Fairbanks, who is in love with Shannon's sister Rose Blossom allows himself to be accused of cheating. Thrown out of baseball, Fairbanks gets a job at a newspaper for the express purpose of exposing Shumway and his plugugly henchman George Kotsonaros. He not only accomplishes this, but saves the reputation of mayor Jack Blossom--who happens to be the father of his girl friend Rose.

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baseball, brother, girl, love, manager, self-sacrifice, sports, team