New Champion (1925)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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William Fairbanks (no relation to Douglas) stars in this low-budget prizefight melodrama. An aspiring boxer, blacksmith Bob Nichols (Fairbanks) gets his big chance when local champ Knockout Riley (Frank S. Hagney) injures his hand just before a big bout. Nichols takes Knockout's place in the ring, where he finds that his opponent is definitely no pushover. It looks bad for our hero, but with luck and perseverance -- not to mention some sidelines encouragement from his sweetheart Polly (Edith Roberts) -- he emerges triumphant. The film's biggest selling angle is the prizefight finale, expertly staged by actionmeister B. Reeves "Breezy" Eason.

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blacksmith, champion, prizefighter, ring [jewelry], town, training, winner