Yeah, it's a real shame TCM removed The Patent Leather Kid from the schedule. I got to see it last year and was very impressed by Barthelmess. He isn't the kind of guy you think of when you think of a boxer, but he played the role very well. I hope more people get to see it in the future
I wonder why they removed it, I would love to see it. Yes, boxer is not what I'd normally think of him as, but I can definitely see where he could pull it off, he could play such a variety of characters. He could be very intense, but he did it subtly which is very difficult to do.