The Shakedown

  • 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Sports

This early talkie, produced and directed by William Wyler (WUTHERING HEIGHTS; MRS. MINIVER), was not one of his more notable efforts and moves at a slow pace, mixing sound and silent episodes. Dave Hall (James Murray) travels the country with his manager (Wheeler Oakman) and "rival" boxer Battling Roff (George Kotsonaros), staging fights in which Dave is...read more

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This early talkie, produced and directed by William Wyler (WUTHERING HEIGHTS; MRS. MINIVER), was not one of his more notable efforts and moves at a slow pace, mixing sound and silent episodes. Dave Hall (James Murray) travels the country with his manager (Wheeler Oakman) and "rival" boxer

Battling Roff (George Kotsonaros), staging fights in which Dave is the planted "local talent" who loses to Roff. The crooked scheme goes smoothly until Dave falls in with urchin Clem (Jack Hanlon) and pretty waitress Marjorie (Barbara Kent) and decides to redeem himself in the climactic final

bout.

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  • Review: This early talkie, produced and directed by William Wyler (WUTHERING HEIGHTS; MRS. MINIVER), was not one of his more notable efforts and moves at a slow pace, mixing sound and silent episodes. Dave Hall (James Murray) travels the country with his manager (… (more)

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