The Scrapper (1922)

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Just about all the major players in this romance were miscast here; in the 1920s heavy ethnic characterizations (offensive as they may seem nowadays) were the norm and none of the stars were even remotely Irish. In addition, the plot, based on R. G. Kirk's Saturday Evening Post story "Malloy Campeador" had to be stretched quite a ways to last over five reels. Malloy (Herbert Rawlinson) has just graduated from college and he goes to work as a construction engineer. His boss, Dan McCarthy (William Welsh), has a pretty daughter, Eileen (Gertrude Olmstead), and Malloy falls in love with her. But McCarthy's secretary also loves Eileen and he gets a tough Swede, Oleson (Fred Kohler), to go to work on the building Malloy is supervising. Oleson holds up labor, and then a strike brings him and Malloy to blows (actually, this is the only "scrap" in the film). Malloy, of course, emerges victorious and is able to get the building done in time, thus winning the girl.

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business, college, competition, construction, daughter, love, rival, romance, sabotage