High and Handsome (1925)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |  
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Ex-football star Maurice B. Flynn, better known as Lefty Flynn, stars as a cop in this comedy melodrama. Patrolman Joe Hanrahan (Flynn) loves Marie Le Doux (Kathleen Myers), a girl on his beat. He has competition, however, in pugilist Battling Kennedy (Tom Kennedy). Fight promoter Jim Burke (Jean Perry) owns an arena which is in a state of disrepair and Hanrahan warns him to restore the gallery. Burke never does comply, and Hanrahan is suspended from the force after publicly getting into an argument with Kennedy. Hanrahan isn't done with his rival yet -- the two of them don boxing gloves and enter the ring. Hanrahan easily whips Kennedy in Burke's arena. Predictably, that's when the gallery gives way, injuring dozens and dozens of people. Hanrahan puts Burke under arrest for criminal negligence. As a result, the captain reinstates him and he wins Marie's love.

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accident, arena, boxing, construction, criminal, fighter, handsome, heavyweight, informer, inspection, police, promoter, redemption, silence, vindication