Winner Take All (1924)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Sports Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although cowboy star Buck Jones plays a prizefighter in this drama, he's only getting in the ring to pay for a ranch -- which gives it just enough Western atmosphere to satisfy Jones' regular fans. Perry Blair (Jones) starts off as a sparring partner for a fighter, but when he knocks the guy down, manager Charles Dunham (Ben Deeley) immediately sees his potential. He takes Blair to New York, where he meets pretty Cecil Manners (Peggy Shaw). Blair finds out that his next fight is fixed and he pulls out. When Dunham spreads a rumor that he is yellow, Blair decides to return west. Because of a misunderstanding, Cecil refuses to accompany him. Dunham finds a new fighter, and Blair's friend Jack Hamilton (Edward Hearn) arranges a winner-take-all fight. Things look bleak for Blair in the ring until he lands a haymaker on his opponent. He then saves Cecil from Dunham's advances and collects his prize -- and the girl.

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bad-guy, damsel-in-distress, fighter, good-guy, kidnapping, love, rescue