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1920s Sports Drama Movies

Public list by WPS with 18 movies or TV shows/series

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The Ring(1927)

1h 56min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 39 votes)

Both Jack Sander and Bob Corby are boxers in love with Mabel. Jack and Mabel wed, but their marriage is flat. The young wife looks to Bob for comfort.

Salute(1929)

NR
| 1h 24min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A comedy-romance about rival brothers attending a military academy.

Speakeasy(1929)

1h 2min | Drama, Action

Newspaper staffer Alice Woods persuades the editor to allow her to chase a story, that of prizefight contender Martin, who is about to fight for the championship. However, he does not know that his manager is preparing to double-cross him.

Brown of Harvard(1926)

NR
| 1h 25min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a professor's daughter.

Kentucky Pride(1925)

NR
| 1h 10min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

This rare John Ford silent is a charming, sweetly sentimental tale of the relationship between humans and animals told largely from the point of view of a racehorse who observes as her breeder (Henry B. Walthall) is forced to sell her when he loses everything in a poker game. Several of the era’s most famous racehorses make appearances, including the legendary champion thoroughbred Man o’ War.

The Happy Warrior(1925)

1h 20min | Drama

Malcolm McGregor joins the circus and falls in love with Olive Borden but his life changes when he finds out he is a titled Lord.

Abysmal Brute(1923)

NR
| 1h 20min | Drama, Romance / Love

A young man is raised in the mountains by his prizefighter father. Although he possesses great strength and athletic skill, he is completely out of his league when it comes to women. He becomes a successful boxer in San Francisco and is given the name "The Abysmal Brute". When he rescues a drowning man, he meets a beautiful socialite named Maude Sangster and falls in love. His lack of social skills proves a hindrance when a rival suitor competes with him for Maude's affections.

The Shock Punch(1925)

1h | Drama

Dan Savage prepares his son, Randall to fight in the business world by having him trained as a pugilist. Randall shows a flare for fisticuffs, so he is taken to the Ironworkers Ball to try out his infamous "shock punch.".

Directed by Paul Sloane - With Richard Dix

Dynamite Dan(1924)

1h 2min | Drama, Action
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Dan (Kenneth MacDonald) knocks out the foreman (Boris Karloff) at his workplace so the foreman accuses him of stealing money from the company safe. Dan takes off to visit his girlfriend when they're attacked by a man who Dan eventually knocks out with a single punch. A boxing manager see this and signs him up.

Directed by Bruce M. Mitchell - With Frank Rice

Garrison's Finish(1923)

1h 20min

Billy Garrison, a jockey, is framed and suspended for throwing a face. Depressed, he goes to a bar and eventually gets into a fight. He loses his memory, and is taken to the home of pretty young Sue Desha, who gets him a job as a jockey for her father, Col. Desha. Unfortunately, the man who framed Billy, named Crimmins, finds out he's working for the Sue's father and reveals Billy's past to the colonel. Complications ensue.

Directed by Arthur Rosson

Night Parade(1929)

NR
| 1h 11min | Drama
1.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Bobby Martin, a young middleweight champion boxer, is an honest and decent fighter. However, a dishonest but beautiful woman uses every trick to ensnare him.

Directed by Malcolm St. Clair - With Hugh Trevor

Big Pal(1925)

43min | Drama

A judge's daughter spurns his wealthy lifestyle and goes to do social work in poorer neighborhoods. There she meets a boxer contending for a championship.

Directed by John G. Adolfi
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A Dead Certainty(1920)

A usurper tries to force his niece's suitor to lose a horse race.

Directed by George Dewhurst - With Gregory Scott, Elsie Mackay, Cameron Carr

In the Blood(1924)

A woman frames her stepson for theft and he takes the place of his father's drugged champion and wins a boxing match.

Directed by Walter West - With Victor McLaglen

One-Round Hogan(1927)

1h 10min

"One-Round' Hogan is a heavyweight prizefighter with a knockout punch contending for a championship bout who, because of the death of a friend, almost wrecks his own career by holding back.

The Million Dollar Handicap(1925)

1h | Comedy

The Million Dollar Handicap.

Directed by Scott Sidney

Phantom of the Turf(1928)

1h

When a wealthy recluse apparently commits suicide, his trusted friend John Nichols (Rex Lease) is put in charge of the estate. Nichols is ordered to locate the dead man's long-lost son and daughter and inform them of their legacy. The two beneficiaries turn out to be the owners of a run-down racetrack. Falling in love with the daughter (Helene Costello), Nichols tries to rejuvenate the track with a high-stakes horse race.

Directed by Duke Worne

Riders Up(1924)

50min

Johnny, a racetrack tout in Tijuana, is unsuccessful in his gambling but leads his New England family to believe he is engaged in a legitimate business. He finally wins on a long shot and intends to return home, though he dislikes leaving his sweetheart, Norah Ryan.

Directed by Irving Cummings
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