The Patent Leather Kid

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The Patent Leather Kid
Poster of the movie The Patent Leather Kid.jpg
Film poster
Directed byAlfred Santell
Produced byAlfred Santell
Richard A. Rowland
Written byRupert Hughes (story)
Winifred Dunn (scenario)
StarringRichard Barthelmess
Music by?Cecil Copping (at opening)
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Ralph Hammeras
Alvin Knechtel
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • September 1, 1927 (1927-09-01)
Running time
?130-150 minutes(per IMDb) / 12 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Box office$1.2 million[1]

The Patent Leather Kid is a 1927 American silent drama 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).



  1. ^ Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (1938), p. 942, accessed 19 April 2014
  2. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Patent Leather Kid". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-04-12.

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