The Ring is directed by Kurt Neumann and is based on a novel by Irving Shulman. It tells the story of a Mexican American (Lalo Rios) who decides to become a boxer, thus achieving fame and honor. However, when he believes he has earned the respect of the Anglos, he discovers that they are only interested in his reputation, because they still consider him an outsider because of their ancestry and skin color. The film is shot in various locations in Los Angeles. The film is basically a look at the institutionalized bigotry.