|The Patent Leather Kid|
|Directed by||Alfred Santell|
|Written by||Rupert Hughes (story)|
Winifred Dunn (scenario)
|Produced by||Alfred Santell|
Richard A. Rowland
|Music by||Cecil Copping (at opening)|
|Distributed by||First National Pictures|
|?130-154 minutes(per IMDb) / 12 reels|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
|Box office||$1.2 million|
The Patent Leather Kid is a 1927 American silent drama film about a self-centered boxer who performs a heroic act in World War I that severely wounds him. It was directed by Alfred Santell and stars Richard Barthelmess, Molly O'Day, Lawford Davidson, Matthew Betz and Arthur Stone.
Barthelmess was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
- Richard Barthelmess as the Patent Leather Kid
- Molly O'Day as Curley Boyle
- Lawford Davidson as Lt. Hugo Breen
- Matthew Betz as Jake Stuke
- Arthur Stone as Jimmy Kinch
- Ray Turner as Mabile Molasses
- Hank Mann as Sergeant
- Walter James as Officer Riley
- Lucien Prival as the German Officer
- Nigel De Brulier as the French Doctor
- Fred O'Beck as Tank Crew
- Clifford Salam as Tank Crew
- Henry Murdock as Tank Crew
- Charles Sullivan as Tank Crew
- John Kolb as Tank Crew
- Al Alleborn as Tank Crew
- Billy Bletcher as Fight Fan (uncredited)
- Fred Kelsey as Fight Fan (uncredited)
- Lafe McKee as Fight Spectator (uncredited)
- The Brooklyn Daily Eagle 15 Aug 1927, p 8A.
- "Inside Stuff". Variety. October 5, 1927. p. 12.
- Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (1938), p. 942, accessed April 19, 2014
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Patent Leather Kid". Silent Era. Retrieved April 12, 2008.
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Films Survival Catalog: The Patent Leather Kid
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
- Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Feature Film Database: The Patent Leather Kid