The Main Event (1927)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

No relation to the 1979 Barbra Streisand-Ryan O'Neal vehicle of the same name, Main Event was one of the first efforts of the newly-formed DeMille Pictures Corporation (as in "Cecil B.") Nightclub dancer Glory Frayne (Vera Reynolds) falls in love with championship boxer Red Lucas (Robert Armstrong). Luca's latest opponent is likeable young pugilist Johnny Regan (Charles Delaney). When Johnny meets Glory, he is instantly smitten, but Glory remains faithful to Red -- who, as it turns out, has been cheating on our heroine with another tootsie named Margie (Julia Faye), who happens to be Glory's roommate! Inveigled into making Johnny break training on the night before his bout with Red, Glory regrets her actions when she finds out that she's being double-crossed. Thus it is that Glory, with the considerable assistance of Johnny's manager-dad (Rudolph Schildkraut), whips the boy back into shape in time for our hero to knock Red senseless.



dance [art], love, love-quadrangle, opponent