The Shakedown (1929 film)

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The Shakedown
Directed by William Wyler
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Music by Joseph Cherniavsky
Cinematography Jerome Ash
Charles J. Stumar
Edited by Richard Cahoon
Lloyd Nosler
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • March 10, 1929 (1929-03-10)
Running time
70 min
Country United States
Language English

The Shakedown is a 1929 action/comedy/sports drama film, directed by William Wyler. The film starred James Murray, Barbara Kent and Jack Hanlon.

Considered a part-talkie, this film was released in parallel silent and sound versions. It was discovered and restored to 35 mm by George Eastman House in 1998 from a good-condition 16mm positive print.


The life of a less-than successful professional boxer changes when he takes in an orphan.

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