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The Champ (1931)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Irene Rich Irene Rich
Linda
Roscoe Ates Roscoe Ates
Sponge
Jesse Scott Jesse Scott
Jonah
Marcia Mae Jones Marcia Mae Jones
Mary Lou


Written by
Frances Marion Frances Marion
(story)


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Wallace Beery, Boxing Picture

7 years, 11 months ago at Jul 10 17:28
What Do You Need, A Roadmap?I can’t imagine what kind an inhuman monster devoid of feelings one would have to be in order to not be moved by this film. Jackie Cooper as Dink and Wallace Beery as his father simply referred to as ‘The Champ’ is one of the most heartfelt and compelling on screen relationships I’ve ever seen. A father who is a loser yet his son worships him despite the father ... read more
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Description: Wallace Beery won an Academy Award for his tour de force performance as a washed-up boxer. The bibulous Beery travels from one tank-town bout to another in the company of his faithful son Jackie Cooper and his stuttering manager Roscoe Ates. Hoping for a comeback in Tijuana, Beery is approached by his ex-wife Irene Rich, now married to wealthy Hale Hamilton. Rich convinces Beery that Cooper would be better off with her. Feigning brusqueness, Beery orders his son to get lost, hoping that the kid will be disillusioned enough to remain with his mother. But Cooper runs away from his new home and shows up back in Tijuana, just as Bee ... (more)
Release date: 21 November 1931
Tags: Drama (2), Sport (2), Boxing (2), Boxer (1), Drunk (1), Tear Jerker (1), Son (1), Child (1), Purcell (1), Runaway (1), Drunk Scene (1), Heart Attack (1), Alcoholic (1), Liquor (1), Dramas (1), Drink (1), 1931 (1), Jogging (1), Rooftop (1), Champion (1)
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