Alfred's father wants him to make of a man of himself so sends him off on a hunting and fishing trip. He doesn't catch or shoot anything, but he does fall in love with a mountain girl. When her father and brothers laugh at this they are informed that he is Alfred "Battling" Butler, the championship fighter. From there on the masquerade must be maintained.
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Did You Know?
Of all the great dramatic films in history, it was this film that was one of Martin Scorsese
's biggest inspirations in getting the "feel" of the boxing scenes in Raging Bull
(1980) just right, particularly (and most likely) from Buster Keaton
's surprisingly realistic, climactic fight. As quoted in the book "Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull" edited by Kevin J. Hayes (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Scorsese called Keaton "the only person who had the right attitude about boxing in the movies" for him. See more
Buster and his valet take the train into "Mountain Girl's" hometown, so that Buster can confess that he's not the new champion; yet when circumstances require that his subterfuge continue, and he leaves to go to train for the fight vs. the Alabama Murderer, they drive away to the training camp in Buster's car. See more
Alfred 'Battling' Butler
Have you any more brothers and fathers?
The "THE END" test is shown on a boxing bell. See more
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