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Hogan's Alley
Director: Roy Del Ruth (Dir)
Release Date:   12 Dec 1925
Premiere Information:   New York opening: 21 Nov 1925
Duration (in feet):   6,875
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Monte Blue (Lefty O'Brien)  
    Patsy Ruth Miller (Patsy Ryan)  
    Willard Louis (Michael Ryan)  
    Louise Fazenda (Dolly)  
    Ben Turpin (A stranger)  
    Charles Conklin (His friend)  
    Max Davidson (Jewish clothier [Abie O'Murphy])  
    Herbert Spencer Griswold ("The Texas Kid")  
    Frank Hagney (Battling Savage)  
    Nigel Barrie (Dr. Emmett Franklin)  
    Mary Carr (Mother Ryan)  
    Frank Bond (Al Murphy)  

Summary: Lefty O'Brien, a pugilist, becomes engaged to ex-tomboy Patsy Ryan against the wishes of her father, Michael. They both live in an Irish-Jewish neighborhood on New York's East Side known as "Hogan's Alley." Lefty defeats Battling Savage for the championship, breaking his left hand and leaving his opponent close to death. Lefty seeks refuge from apprehension by the police, but Michael turns out both Lefty and Patsy. Patsy is injured, and Michael calls in wealthy Dr. Emmett Franklin, who takes more than a professional interest in Patsy. He invites Michael and Patsy to a dinner that turns into a wild party. Lefty breaks in, and Patsy returns his ring. The doctor invites father and daughter to his mountain lodge, but he leaves Michael stranded at the station. Michael and Lefty pursue the train in an automobile. The car and train collide, and the engineer abandons the train, leaving a part of it to run away. Lefty rescues Patsy with the aid of an airplane; the two settle down to married life and, to Michael's pleasure, make their fortune in plumbing. 

Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.  
Distribution Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.  
Director: Roy Del Ruth (Dir)
  Ross Lederman (Asst dir)
Writer: Darryl Francis Zanuck (Adpt)
  Gregory Rogers (Story)
Photography: Charles Van Enger (Cam)
  Willard Van Enger (Asst cam)
Film Editor: Clarence Kolster (Film ed)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text:

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. 7/11/1925 dd/mm/yyyy LP21983

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Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Boxing
Subjects (Major): Boxing
  New York City--East Side
  Train wrecks


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   29 Nov 1925.   
New York Times   24 Nov 1925   p. 28.
Variety   25 Nov 1925   p. 39.

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