World War I veteran Frank Mayo wasn't Afraid to Fight in the battlefields of France. But when he becomes a professional boxer, it's a different story. Hoping to raise enough money to pay for his sister's medical bills, Mayo isn't a likely prospect for pugilistic greatness. Only when it is absolutely crucial for him to win does he fully demonstrate his fighting skills. Universal used to churn out programmers like Afraid to Fight by the bushel basket, so we can only assume that the public craved such films and wanted more. Both star Frank Mayo and director William Worthington would remain active into the talkie era as bit players; Mayo's sister is played by child actress Peggy Cartwright, then one of the Our Gang kids.
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