The Patent Leather Kid

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The Patent Leather Kid
Poster of the movie The Patent Leather Kid.jpg
Directed by Alfred Santell
Produced by Alfred Santell
?Richard A. Rowland
Written by Rupert Hughes (story)
Winifred Dunn (scenario)
Starring Richard Barthelmess
Music by ?Cecil Copping(*at opening)
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Ralph Hammeras
Alvin Knechtel
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date(s)
  • September 1, 1927 (1927-09-01)
Running time ?130-150 minutes(per IMDb) / 12 reels
Country United States
Language Silent film (English Intertitles)
Box office $1.2 million[1]

The Patent Leather Kid is a 1927 silent film which tells the story of a boxer who scoffs at fighting outside the ring... particularly for the United States once it enters World War I. Eventually, he is drafted, is shipped overseas, and performs a heroic act, which results in his being severely wounded. It stars Richard Barthelmess, Molly O'Day, Lawford Davidson, Matthew Betz and Arthur Stone.

The movie was adapted by Gerald C. Duffy (titles), Winifred Dunn, Casey Robinson (uncredited) and Adela Rogers St. Johns from the story by Rupert Hughes. It was directed by Alfred Santell.[2]

It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Richard Barthelmess).

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