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Director  William Wyler
Music director  Joseph Cherniavsky
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
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Language  English
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Release date  March 10, 1929 (1929-03-10)
Writer  Albert DeMond (titles), Charles Logue (screenplay), Charles Logue (story), Clarence Marks
Screenplay  Charles Logue, Albert DeMond, Clarence Marks
Cast  Jack Hanlon (Clem), Barbara Kent (Marjorie), James Murray (Dave Roberts), Wheeler Oakman (Manager), Harry Gribbon (Dugan)
Similar movies  Related William Wyler movies

The shakedown 1929


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

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Considered a part-talkie, the film was released in parallel silent and sound versions. Once believed lost, The Shakedown was discovered and restored by the staff of the George Eastman House in 1998. Director William Wyler made the move up to talking pictures with this blend of action and comedy.

Synopsis

Dave Roberts (James Murray) is a professional boxer better at losing in fixed matches than in knocking out his opponents. He turns up in towns and is part of a group who sets up corrupt boxing matches. Dave's life on the margins changes after he meets a mother and son. As he begins to care for them, he ultimately has to decide whether to continue in his low-life ways or turn the tables on those who have been forcing him to participate in them.

References

The Shakedown (1929 film) Wikipedia
The Shakedown (1929 film) IMDb The Shakedown (1929 film) themoviedb.org


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