The Champ Trailer & Clips


The Champ full movie is released on Nov 21, 1931. Watch The Champ online - the English Drama movie from United States. The Champ is directed by King Vidor and created by Frances Marion with Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper. The Champ is available online on Apple TV and Amazon Video.

Dink Purcell loves his alcoholic father, ex-heavyweight champion Andy "Champ" Purcell, despite his frequent binges, his frequent gambling and their squalid living conditions. And there's nothing Andy wouldn't do for Dink. When Andy wins a race horse gambling, he gives it to Dink and they race it at a Tijuana track. There, Dink meets Linda Carleton, a race horse owner herself, and they have an immediate rapport. But Linda's rich husband sees Andy and realizes Dink is Linda's son, who she gave up when she and Andy divorced. Andy is bribed $200 to allow Dink to visit with Linda, but refuses to allow Dink to spend six months with the Carletons. When Andy loses the horse gambling and winds up in jail after a drunken tirade, he realizes Dink's place is with his mother. Dink tearfully goes but sneaks out and returns at his first opportunity, filling a depressed Andy with a desire to make good. So Andy goes into training after his managers arrange a boxing match with the Mexican champion.

As know as:

A bajnok, Mistrz, En hjälte, O protathlitis, Ο πρωταθλητής


United States



Production Companies:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)


He loved this boy of his more than anything else in the world-but knew that the best thing he could do for him was to go out of his life forever...A world of pathos and cheer in a picture you will never forget. (Print Ad- Philadelphia Inquirer, ((Philadelphia, Penna.)) 23 December 1931), Here's The Picture We're Proud to Recommend To You - Words Can Not Describe It! (pint ad - Lubbock Avalanche Journal - Lindsey Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - January 16, 1932), HERE IS THE PICTURE THAT WILL STIR THE SOUL OF HUMANITY! EVERY MINUTE IS FULL OF TEARS AND LAUGHTER FOR EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD! (print ad - Lubbock Avalanche Journal - Lindsey Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - January 17, 1932), If MGM, or any other studio, turns out anything to top Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper in "The Champ," it won't be a picture - it'll be a miracle! (Print Ad- Spokane Daily Chronicle, ((Spokane, Wash.)) 10 December 1931), If You've Got a Heart in You...You'll laugh and cry like a child, unashamed! (Print Ad-Deseret News, ((Salt Lake City, Utah)) 14 December 1931), Don't fail to get a ringside seat!, The knockout picture of the year!

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