Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Dark-haired, pleasant-looking Cullen Landis starred in this silent Western melodrama about a prizefighter accused of cowardice who toughens up on a Western ranch. Landis' disgraced Denny O'Brien falls in love with the rancher's pretty daughter, Peggy Montgomery, proving himself worthy of her attention only after saving her from the ubiquitous crooked foreman (Ernest Hilliard). Ostensibly based on an original screenplay penned by Mary Eunice McCarthy, the plot of The Fighting Failure was almost identical to that of The Wildcat, another 1926 release directed by Harry Fraser and written for the screen by David M. Findlay and Miller Easton.
confidence, coward, father, fighter, hero, love-conquers-all, mother