THE RING

(1927)
With Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall Davis, Ian Hunter, Forrester Harvey
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Silent, Black and White
Reviewed by JL

     Another early Hitchcock work outside the director's familiar suspense milieu, THE RING is nevertheless Hitchcock's second-best silent film next to the seminal THE LODGER.  Its story is a rather trite boxing melodrama (a prizefighter loses his wife's affections to the champ, only to win her back when he takes a pummeling in the ring from his rival), but it's presented in a compelling and well-paced manner.  THE RING's other strengths include well-rounded and appealing leading characters, and a colorful supporting cast of pugilistic palookas.  - JL

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