The Shakedown (Blu-ray)
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.
Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton
Booklet essay by film historian Nora Fiore
Score by Michael Gatt
- William Wyler - Director
- James Murray - Actor
- Barbara Kent - Actor