Mountains of Manhattan (1927)

Run Time - 63 min.  |  
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Appropriately enough, Mountains of Manhattan was distributed by a concern known as Gotham Pictures. Charles Delaney stars as an army boxing champ who hangs up his clothes to pacify his worried mother. Delaney gets a job as a skyscraper worker, intending to make this his life's work. But when his kid brother gets sick and the medical bills begin piling up, Delaney climbs back into the ring to win a championship bout. While he doesn't become a professional boxer (a surprising plot twist!), our hero is promoted to building superintendent. The photography in the skyscraper-construction sequences is first-rate, but the story is less so.



brother, finances, money, skyscraper, worker