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The Shock Punch
Director: Paul Sloane (Dir)
Release Date:   25 Feb 1925
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Cast: Richard Dix  (Randall Lee Savage)
  Frances Howard  (Dorothy Clark)
  Theodore Babcock  (Dan Savage)
 

Summary: Randall Savage, who fights with a shock punch, first knocks out Terrence O'Rourke, a championship boxer, and later, at an ironworkers' ball, flattens Bull Malarkey. Randall learns that Dorothy Clark, a girl he greatly admires, will be a daily visitor on the site of a building her father is putting up; and to be near her, he gets a job as a riveter on one of her father's construction crews. Bull Malarkey, who is Clark's foreman, plans to delay completion of the building until after the expiration of a contractual time limit, thereby ruining the elder Clark. Randall learns of the scheme, makes sure that the building is finished on time, and wins Dorothy for his wife. 

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures
Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Director: Paul Sloane (Dir)
Producer: Adolph Zukor (Pres)
  Jesse L. Lasky (Pres)
Writer: Luther Reed (Scr)

Subject Major: Boxers
  Construction foremen
  Contracts
  Courtship
  Iron workers

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