“The Ring” is a silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1927. The film is about a love triangle that develops between two boxers and the woman they both desire.
The main character, Jack “One Round” Sander, is a successful boxer who is in love with a woman named Mabel. Mabel works at a carnival where Jack performs, and she is also courted by a younger boxer named Bob. Despite Jack’s efforts to win Mabel’s heart, she is more interested in Bob.
As the two boxers compete in the ring, their rivalry intensifies. Bob wins a match against Jack and becomes the new champion, but Jack refuses to accept defeat and challenges Bob to a rematch. Meanwhile, Mabel begins to see the darker side of Bob’s personality and becomes afraid of him.
In the climactic fight scene, Jack and Bob face off in the ring once again. As the fight reaches its conclusion, Mabel realizes that she loves Jack and not Bob. Jack ultimately emerges as the victor, and he and Mabel reconcile.
The film is notable for its innovative use of camera angles and techniques, as well as its exploration of themes such as jealousy and competition. It was one of Hitchcock’s earliest successes and helped establish his reputation as a master filmmaker.
Alfred Hitchcock, Alma Reville
Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter