The Swell-Head (1927)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Also known as Swell-Head, this enjoyable Columbia programmer starred former Mack Sennett leading man Ralph Graves, who also directed. To finance a critical operation for his invalid mother, Lefty Malone (Graves) steps into the boxing ring. He soon ascends to the championship, his ego expanding to obscene dimensions along the way. Soon, Lefty is squandering his prize money on fast women and cheap booze, much to the chagrin of his childhood sweetheart Molly O'Rourke (Eugenia Gilbert). Not unexpectedly, Graves loses an all-important prizefight, which simultaneously knocks some sense into his swelled head.

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flapper, handicap, lessons, loot, love, mother, neighbor, promoter, ring [jewelry], sweetheart