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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This picture is a further example of clever acting saving the day, for there is little in this narrative of horse racing and pugilistic bouts that possesses much akin to originality."
‑ Mordaunt Hall, New York Times
"The film is so dated that it creaks."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A good picture, almost entirely by virtue of an inspired performance by a boy, Jackie Cooper."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"King Vidor's first (and still best) version of this sentimental saga is worth seeing for the performances of Wallace Beery (who won the Oscar) as down-on-his-luck prizefigher as terrific child actor Jackie Cooper as his son."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A film with a lot of heart, unafraid to bare its emotions."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Beery, a former vaudeville comedian and cross-dresser, is an expert at physical comedy: his drunk act isn't very realistic, but it's fun to watch."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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