The Ring
The Ring (1927)

Alfred Hitchcock's silent The Ring is a traditional prizefighting melodrama, elevated by the richness of the characterizations and the stylish, Germanic use of the camera. Carl Brisson plays "Round One," a cocky young boxer… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 1, 1927
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Arguably the finest of Hitchcock's silent films.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A striking welter of symbols, broad and subtle

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Variety Staff
Variety

Gordon Harker, on the screen for the first time, nearly steals this one as a hard-boiled cynical trainer.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Given the limitations placed on directors by silent movies, Hitchcock achieves an enviable amount of nuance.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Probably the most visually sophisticated of Alfred Hitchcock's silent pictures and certainly one of the best.

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Film4

An early, silent, Hitchcock, this is a dark tale whose central relationship, as in so many of his movies, thrives on danger.

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Chris Weber
An early silent effort from Hitchcock that, like a fair amount of his early efforts, is another atypical work. The story this time around invovles a love… More
Aj V
A pretty boring romantic drama about boxing and carnival folks and stuff like that. I expected at least a little more excitement from Hitchcock.
Cameron Johnson
Huh, and here I thought that Gore Verbinski's "The Ring" was a remake of some Japanese film from 1998, yet apparently its source material goes… More