| Uppercuts was a partially amusing entertainment of a silent short
Just watched this silent comedy short on the "American Slapstick" DVD. It stars Jack Duffy, who was a young adult during this time, as an old geezer who accepts a challenge to an opponent to get a boxer to fight the opponent's man. This geezer gets his butler to take the rounds but when that butler seems defeated, the geezer punches a few rounds himself! After that comes a police chase. I'll stop there and just say there are some pretty good stunts that provide some nice slapstick so there are a few laughs but overall it might be a little shopworn in this day and age. Still, if you're a silent movie buff especially the comedy kind, Uppercuts is worth a look if you're in the mood.