The Ring
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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 who matriculates from sideshow bouts to the big time. Round One's marriage to Lilian Hall-Davis goes sour when she throws him over for the champ. During the climactic big fight, Hall-Davis realizes that she's still in love with Round One when she witnesses the brutal beating he's getting. As in Hitchcock's later suspense films, sparks ignite… More

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"Arguably the finest of Hitchcock's silent films."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"A striking welter of symbols, broad and subtle"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Gordon Harker, on the screen for the first time, nearly steals this one as a hard-boiled cynical trainer."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Given the limitations placed on directors by silent movies, Hitchcock achieves an enviable amount of nuance."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Probably the most visually sophisticated of Alfred Hitchcock's silent pictures and certainly one of the best."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"An early, silent, Hitchcock, this is a dark tale whose central relationship, as in so many of his movies, thrives on danger."
‑ , Film4
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