The Patent Leather Kid


2h 30m 1927
The Patent Leather Kid

Brief Synopsis

Although far from patriotic, a young boxer fights for his country in World War I.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
War
Sports
Silent
Release Date
Sep 1, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Patent Leather Kid" by Rupert Hughes in Patent Leather Kid and Several Others (New York, 1927).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 30m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
11,955ft (12 reels)

Synopsis

The Patent Leather Kid, a boxer from New York's Lower East Side, has little affection for his country, now at war with Germany. His contempt deepens when his girl leaves him to entertain the troops in France. The Kid and his trainer are drafted, and the trainer is shot in a military action. This loss spurs on the Kid to acts of heroism, but he is badly injured and becomes partially paralyzed. With his girl friend (who has become an Army nurse) the Kid sees a military parade; and as the colors unfurl, his previously paralyzed hand slowly rises in salute.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
War
Sports
Silent
Release Date
Sep 1, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Patent Leather Kid" by Rupert Hughes in Patent Leather Kid and Several Others (New York, 1927).

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 30m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
11,955ft (12 reels)

Award Nominations

Best Actor

1929

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

As part of the first Academy Awards, Richard Barthelmess received a certificate of honorable mention for his work on this film and for his work on The Noose.