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3.7
6 Ratings

The Patent Leather Kid

Directed by Alfred Santell
United States, 1927
Silent, Drama, Sport

Synopsis

Barthelmess plays the unnamed title character, a Hell’s Kitchen prizefighter eyeing a shot at the title. Everyone in New York is rooting against him though — he’s an arrogant pug who fancies himself a dandy and insists on having his hair combed between rounds.

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The Patent Leather Kid Directed by Alfred Santell

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1929 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role