The Drop Kick

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The Drop Kick
The Drop Kick FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Millard Webb
Produced by Richard A. Rowland
Ray Rockett
Written by Winifred Dunn (scenario)
Starring Richard Barthelmess
Barbara Kent
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Alvin Knechtel
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release dates
  • September 25, 1927 (1927-09-25)
Running time 62 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film

The Drop Kick (also known as Glitter in the UK) is a 1927 silent film directed by Millard Webb written by Katherine Brush about a college football player (Richard Barthelmess) who finds his reputation on the line when he pays an innocent visit to a woman whose husband kills himself. It was one of the early films of John Wayne who was only aged 20 in the film. He too played a college footballer.[1] [2] [3]



  1. ^ The Drop Kick at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collection at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institute, c.1978

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