Egg Crate Wallop (1919)

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Jim Kelly (Charles Ray) works for an express company in a small Midwest town and has developed quite a punch from hefting egg crates around. He has little cause to use it however, as his main interest is Kitty Haskell (Colleen Moore), the daughter of his boss (J.P. Lockner). Another, far slicker, young man is vying for Kitty's attentions also. One day a large amount of money disappears from the express office and suspicion falls on both Mr. Haskell and Jim. Jim, believing that Haskell was the culprit, leaves town, thus focusing the accusations on him and saving his boss's reputation. He winds up working in a fighter's training camp and, through a series of circumstances, winds up in the ring himself. His opponent happens to be his rival from back home. For four rounds Jim takes a beating until he finally lands that "egg-crate wallop." He wins enough money to cover the loss back home, but it turns out he doesn't need to use it, as it is discovered that his opponent was the one who stole the money. This was a typical vehicle for Charles Ray, with the extra-added treat of Colleen Moore as his co-star -- Moore was well on her way to fame and fortune herself.