The Champ Poster

Release Date: 1931

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Champ (Wallace Beery) is a down-on-his-luck boxer in Tijuana whose son, Dink (Jackie Cooper), adores him despite Champ's addictions to alcohol and gambling. When Champ wins enough money from a bet to buy Dink a horse, they enter it into a race, where they encounter Linda (Irene Rich), Dink's mother, whom he has never met. Linda's rich new husband, Tony (Hale Hamilton), convinces Champ to let Dink come and stay with them, but Dink's love for his father brings him back to Tijuana.

Cast: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Roscoe Ates, Edward Brophy, Hale Hamilton, Jesse Scott, Marcia Mae Jones

Director: King Vidor

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Heartwarming, 1930s, Emotional, Son, Moving, Love, Melodramatic, Rise, Underdog, Mother, Fall


Nominated Outstanding Production
Winner Writing (Original Story)
Nominated Directing
Winner Actor