The Fighting Demon (1925)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Richard Talmadge plays John Drake, a safe expert who gets work managing a safe company in South America. On the way to his new job, he gets into a fight with Dynamite Diaz (Dick Sutherland), a prize fighter who thinks that Drake has flirted with his wife (Peggy Shaw). Drake has found love on board, but it's with Dolores D'Arcy (Lorraine Eason), the daughter of a banker (Charles Hill Mailes). Once he lands in South America, however, he discovers the job was a fake and is robbed of his money and passport. To get himself out of this mess, Drake enters a prize fight. Before he can get in the ring, however, the gang's leader, Issac Belding (Stanton Heck), kidnaps him and forces him to open the bank's safe. Drake saves the day by locking the gang inside and heading off to the fight. It turns out his opponent is Diaz, which is fine because Drake already knows his weak points. Not only does Drake manage to get in a few good punches, he also leaps from the ring and captures Jackson Pierce (Herbert Prior), the bank secretary who is in league with the gang. Drake is hailed as a hero, and Dolores gives him her heart.



con/scam, daughter, fighter, love, marriage, robbery, romance, seduction