The Ring [1927]

  The Ring
Alfred Hitchcock

“One Round” Jack is a show boxer at a circus. The Girl sells tickets to Jack‘s fights. One day, Bob Corby—the reigning Australian heavy-weight champion—shows up and kicks Jack‘s arse. The Girl then immediately falls in love with Bob Corby. But fear not, all hope is not lost; Jack will only have to kick Bob Corby‘s arse a little harder to win back his true love.

I find this a little strange.

Plus points for presenting soothsayers as con artists on the big screen in 1927, but there’s no getting around the fact that this is essentially a sports movie from the middle ages.

Stanley Socks
Now that’s a good band name!