The Champ

1931

The Champ

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In this film, Wallace Beery stars 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, Beery travels to Tijuana.

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Audience Reviews for The Champ

  • Oct 31, 2007
    A grittier version than the crappolo that they made in the seventies. This story probably played itself out many times among the down and out with similar tragic results.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • May 23, 2007
    I've read other reviews that have called this sentimental and sappy. I guess I enjoy that on occasion. I identified with Beery's character trying to get by, struggling to improve himself. I also like performances by children who are precocious enough to show innocence at times, but mostly have a toughness and worldliness to match their adult co-stars.
    Byron B Super Reviewer

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