The Shakedown

Directed by William Wyler

Release: 1929
Runtime: 65
Country: U.S.
Language: English

The Shakedown is a heartwarming boxing drama directed by Hollywood legend William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives, The Big Country), presented in a new 4K restoration from Universal Pictures. Dave Roberts (James Murray, The Crowd) is a fighter better known for taking falls in fixed fights than for taking home the prize money. He is part of a traveling team of scammers that fleece gamblers across the country. But then he falls head-over-heels for a fiery waitress (Barbara Kent) and a rough-and-tumble orphan (Jack Hanlon), and he begins to dramatically alter his life inside and outside of the ring.

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Technical Info

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Color: B&W
  • Formats: Blu-ray, DVD