The Dropkick (1927)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama, Whodunit  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The silent The Dropkick stars Richard Barthelmess as a talented but hopelessly conceited college football star. Because of his frequent clashes with his coach, Barthelmess is the prime suspect when said coach is murdered. He manages to clear himself just in time to win the Big Game. Of interest to sports fans is the presence in the cast of the 10 top college football players of 1927. Together with The Patent Leather Kid, The Dropkick was Richard Barthelmess' biggest moneymaker during his tenure at First National Studios.

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coach, college, football, football-star, murder, name-clearing, prime-suspect