Hogan's Alley (film)

Hogan's Alley is a 1925 American silent comedy film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. It was an early directing assignment for Roy Del Ruth and starred Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, and Ben Turpin. This film is a precursor to the silent film One Round Hogan, a later Monte Blue boxing vehicle.[1][2]

Hogan's Alley
Hogan's Alley lobby card
Directed byRoy Del Ruth
Written byDarryl F. Zanuck
StarringMonte Blue
Patsy Ruth Miller
CinematographyCharles Van Enger
Edited byClarence Kolster
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • December 12, 1925 (1925-12-12)
Running time
7 reels
(6,370 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Although he wins the championship by a knockout, prizefighter Lefty O'Brien is not a happy man because he broke his left hand on the jaw of his opponent, who ended up seriously hurt.

Lefty has a girlfriend, Patsy, but her father is opposed to their getting married. When she is treated for an injury by Dr. Franklin, he also attempts to sweep her off her feet. Lefty and her dad need to come to her rescue when she's trapped on a runaway train.


Preservation status

Hogan's Alley survives in an incomplete or abridged version in Archives du Film du CNC (Bois d'Arcy) France.[3]


  1. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. Hogan's Alley at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Warner Brothers Pictures Archived December 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Hogan's Alley

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