Kid Regan's Hands (1914)


Kid Regan's Hands Poster
Original Title: Kid Regan's Hands
Type: Short
Genre: Drama, Short
Release Date: 18 Oct 1914 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
None, English
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Otis Turner
Writer: 
Harry Carr
Stars: 
Herbert Rawlinson, Ann Little, William Worthington  »




Description

The story opens in the training camp of Kid Regan, a prize fighter who has aspirations for the middleweight championship. He is scheduled to meet Sailor Brown, the holder of the title, who is of the type of prize fighters commonly called a...




Plot

The story opens in the training camp of Kid Regan, a prize fighter who has aspirations for the middleweight championship. He is scheduled to meet Sailor Brown, the holder of the title, who is of the type of prize fighters commonly called a "pug." Sailor Brown is inclined to consider Kid Regan an easy mark, and neglects his training. He is backed by J. Felton Whitney, a typical sport, who is attracted to Mrs. Johnson, a sales clerk in a large dry goods store. Mrs. Johnson is a young widow with a son about five years old. The floorwalker is a friend of the sport, Whitney, and by means of bribing, attempts to bring the two together. Mrs. Johnson, realizing the sport's ulterior motives, naturally repulses him. Kid Regan, under the guidance of his trainer and friend, Bill Sweaney, adheres to his training religiously. It is during one of his daily runs in the country that he sees Whitney, half intoxicated, with a girl in his car, run over a boy. The victim was Mrs. Johnson's son, George. Whitney attempts to run away after hitting the boy. Kid Regan seeks to interfere, but his trainer restrains him with the words, "You must take care of your hands, Kid. You'll need them in the fight." The "Kid" takes the boy to the hospital and there meets Mrs. Johnson. He becomes enamored of her and she invites him to visit her home. It is after this that Whitney attempts again to foist his attentions on the pretty widow. The "Kid" rebukes him, though failing to strike because of his hands. The widow's son, convalescing, becomes attached to the "Kid." The fight is about to take place when Whitney realizes that his man, Sailor Brown, is unfit. He decides that he must "fix" the situation, as he has a large sum of money at stake. "Bud," a dope fiend, is hired to dope the sponge used by the "Kid" to rinse his mouth. Little George, who has been taken to the dressing room as a mascot, finds the sponge and would play with it. But Sweaney, a careful trainer, decides that this same sponge would be unfit for his charge. Accordingly he throws it away, using a new one instead. The fight taken place. On account of the "Kid's" excellent training he knocks out Sailor Brown in four rounds, After the fight is over Bill and "Kid" enter their dressing room and find Bud attempting to escape through the window. The "Kid," who has been successful, sees through the plot and attempts to thrash Bud when Whitney enters. Enraged at Bud, he gives away the secret and Kid Regan, as there is no cause tor delay, now soundly thrashes him. Later the "Kid" takes George home to his mother. They are followed by Bill, who has an armful of toys. Naturally, it was pre-arranged that should Kid be successful, the widow would be his to have and to hold regardless of his bruised and bandaged hands. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Kid Regan's Hands (United States)

  • Company

    Rex Motion Picture Company

  • Country

    United States





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.33 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent