Battling Bunyan (1924)

Stars: Wesley Barry, Frank Campeau, Molly Malone, Chester Conklin
Director: Paul Hurst
Runtime: 55 minutes
Language: English subtitles - music score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $16.95

Battling Bunyan

Director: Paul Hurst

Wesley Barry ... Battling Bunyan / The Kid
Frank Campeau ... Jim Canby
Molly Malone ... Molly Costigan
Landers Stevens ... Peterson
Al Kaufman ... Referee
Johnny Relasco ... Johnny Prentiss
Jackie Fields ... Sailor Levinsky
Chester Conklin ... A Stranger
Pat Kemp ... The Trained Seal
Harry Mann ... Manager

A street-smart kid is working hard to become a partner in Peterson's garage, but he needs extra money. A chance encounter starts a rivalry between The Kid and boxing champ, Johnny Prentiss, and also garners the attention of local fight promoter who gives the mechanic a chance to box for money. Only The Kid is booked not because of any talent but as comedic diversion because of his scrawny physique and lack of skill. The Kid gets a chance to get the money for the garage by lasting against the champ in the ring, but does he even have a chance?

55 minutes with a theater organ score by David Knudtson

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