Goat Getter (1925)

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Stuntman Billy Sullivan was awarded for past services rendered by being given his own starring feature, Goat Getter. The title refers to a bit of 1920s slang which only makes sense in context of the film. Sullivan plays an aspiring boxer who wants a second crack at a lightweight champ who'd beaten him earlier. He follows the champ all the way to Hollywood, where the latter is starring in a movie. Several plot contrivances later, Billy and the champ square off before the cameras, whereupon their "reel" bout becomes uncomfortably "real." Screenwriter Grover Jones ladles on his usual mixture of action and sentiment.

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champion, conflict, film, knock-out, lady, production [showbiz], winner