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The Fighting Heart
Also known as Once to Every Man in the United Kingdom
(1925) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6978 feet
Directed by John Ford

Cast: George O’Brien [Denny Bolton], Billie Dove [Doris Anderson], J. Farrell MacDonald [Jerry], Diana Miller [Helen Van Allen], Victor McLaglen [‘Soapy’ Williams], Bert Woodruff [Grandfather Bolton], James Marcus [Judge Maynard], Lynn Cowan [Chub Morehouse], Harvey Clark [Dennison], Hank Mann [Dennison’s assistant], Francis Ford [the town fool], Francis Powers [John Anderson], Hazel Howell [Oklahoma Kate], Edward Piel (Edward Peil Sr.) [Flash Fogarty], Frank Baker

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Scenario by Lillie Hayward, from the novel Once to Every Man by Larry Evans. Cinematography by Joe August (Joseph H. August). Presented by William Fox. / © 24 May 1925 by Fox Film Corporation [LP21571]. Released 18 October 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was released in Austria in 1926.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.1725.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Alcohol: Alcoholism - Athletes: Boxers - Criminals: Bootleggers - Death - Families: Grandfathers - Gymnasiums - Fights - Law: Judges - Nightclubs - Small towns - Sports: Boxing - USA: New York: New York - Vamps

Listing updated: 18 August 2009.

References: AFI-F2 n. F2.1725; FilmYearBook-1926 p. 39; Gallagher-Ford p. 33; Sinclair-Ford pp. 40, 236 : ClasIm-225 p. C8 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.

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