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|Directed by||Malcolm St. Clair|
|Produced by||William LeBaron|
Malcolm St. Clair
Jesse L. Lasky
|Screenplay by||Pierre Collings|
John W. Conway
|Based on||"The Hunch"|
by Albert Payson Terhune
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Knockout Reilly is a lost 1927 American silent drama film directed by Malcolm St. Clair and written by Pierre Collings, John W. Conway, and Kenneth Raisbeck based upon a story by Albert Payson Terhune. The film stars Richard Dix, Mary Brian, Jack Renault, Harry Gribbon, Osgood Perkins, and Lucia Backus Seger. The film was released on April 16, 1927, by Paramount Pictures.
When a successful prizefighter known as "Killer" Agerra causes trouble in a nightclub, a New Jersey mill worker, Dundee Reilly, knocks him out. This impresses both Pat Malone, an ex-boxer, and Pat's attractive sister Mary, who takes a liking to Reilly. Reilly becomes a boxer under Pat's tutelage, but is framed for a crime and ends up serving nearly a year behind bars. When he gets out, Agerra's opponent in an upcoming fight drops out, so Pat Malone arranges for "Knockout" Reilly to be his replacement in the ring. Agerra is much too good for him. Reilly is on the verge of being knocked out when Mary Malone visits his corner and tells him it was Agerra who framed him and caused him to go to jail. A newly motivated Reilly knocks his foe flat.
- Richard Dix as Dundee 'Knockout' Reilly
- Mary Brian as Mary Malone
- Jack Renault as Killer Agerra
- Harry Gribbon as Pat Malone
- Osgood Perkins as Spider Cross
- Lucia Backus Seger as Mrs. Reilly
- Larry McGrath as Kewpie Dugan
- John Merton as Buck Lennard (credited as Myrtland La Varre)
- Scotty Devlin as Reilly's Chauffeur
- John Dipse as Fighter in Preliminary Bout
- Eddie Garvey (unidentified role)
- Sailor Gibbs as Fighter at Training Camp
- Patsy Haley as Referee
- Joe Humphries as Ring Announcer
- Ted "Kid" Lewis as Fighter at Training Camp (credited as Kid Lewis)
- Tommy McFadden (unidentified role)
- Graham McNamee as Radio Reporter
- Kid McPartland as Timekeeper
- Jack Perry as Fighter at Training Camp
- Billy Vidabeck as Fighter at Training camp
- George Ward as Fighter in Preliminary Bout
- John Burdette as Minor role
- The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Knockout Reilly
- "Knockout Reilly at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Lost Paramount Films - 1927". Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
- "Movie Review - Mr. Dix in the Prize Ring". nytimes.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- "Knockout Reilly". afi.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
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