The Ring (1927)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 0
No consensus yet.
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 1,371
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
Oct 1, 1927 Wide
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.
Gordon Harker, on the screen for the first time, nearly steals this one as a hard-boiled cynical trainer.
Probably the most visually sophisticated of Alfred Hitchcock's silent pictures and certainly one of the best.
Given the limitations placed on directors by silent movies, Hitchcock achieves an enviable amount of nuance.
An early, silent, Hitchcock, this is a dark tale whose central relationship, as in so many of his movies, thrives on danger.
Audience Reviews for The Ring
Discuss The Ring on our Movie forum!