The Leather Pushers (1922)

A series of six two-reel episodes, each individually titled: #1: Let's Go (1922); #2: Round Two (1922); #3: Payment Through the Nose (1922); #4: A Fool and His Honey (1922); #5: The Taming of the Shrewd (1922); #6: Whipsawed.


Edward Laemmle


H.C. Witwer




Credited cast:
Reginald Denny ... Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
Billy Sullivan Billy Sullivan ... Kid Roberts (Fourth Series)
Hayden Stevenson ... Joe Murphy - Fight Manager
Sam J. Ryan ... Dummy Carney (First Series) (as Sam Ryan)
Charles Ascot Charles Ascot ... Tin Ear Fagan (as Charlie Ascott)
Sam McVey Sam McVey ... Roberts' Trainer
Helen Toombs Helen Toombs ... Irene Gresham - Halliday's Fiancée (as Helen Tombs)
Brian Darley Brian Darley ... J. Howard Gresham - Irene's Father
Warren Cook Warren Cook ... John Halliday - Kane's Father
Doreen Banks Doreen Banks ... Estelle Van Horn (Payment Through the Nose, First Series)
Carl Axzelle Carl Axzelle ... Danny Morgan (Round Two, First Series)
Edgar Kennedy ... Ptomaine Tommy
Norma Shearer ... Rose Del Mar (Round Five, First Series)
Fay Tincher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Velma Connor Velma Connor


A series of six two-reel episodes, each individually titled: #1: Let's Go (1922); #2: Round Two (1922); #3: Payment Through the Nose (1922); #4: A Fool and His Honey (1922); #5: The Taming of the Shrewd (1922); #6: Whipsawed. A second series of six more two-reelers, appropriately titled The New Leather Pushers (1922), followed immediately: #7: Young King Cole (1922); #8: He Raised Kane (1922); #9: The Chickasha Bone Crusher (1923); #10: When Kane Met Abel (1923); #11: Strike Father, Strike Son (1923); #12: Joan of Neward (1923). A third series of six more episodes, still titled The New Leather Pushers (1923), followed: #13: The Wandering Two (1923); #14: The Widower's Mite (1923); #15: Don Coyote (1923); #16: Something for Nothing (1923); #17: Columbia, the Gem and the Ocean (1923); #18: Barnaby's Grudge (1923). A fourth series, still titled The New Leather Pushers (1923), but with Billy Sullivan replacing Reginald Denny in the leading role, followed: #19: That Kid from Madrid (1923);... Written by Anonymous

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Comparison of any other similar short subject is odious. They are the talk of the town. ((Print Ad-The Evening News,((San Jose, Calif.)) 23 June 1923)









Release Date:

27 March 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den falske Partner See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the film that was supposedly watched by Harold Israel, the famous murder defendant, at the time of the murder of Father Herbert Dahme. The case made the prosecutor, Homer Cummings, famous and was made into the movie Boomerang! (1947) in 1947. See more »

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My father was in The Leatherpushers in 1922 as a 6 month old baby!
7 January 2019 | by eawhSee all my reviews

He was born in April so he must have been in the October 1922 episode. Does anyone know if this episode survives? I've been searching for it for years. Thank you!

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