The Champ Movie Review Summary

Actors: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Champ

The Champ stars Wallace Beery as Andy 'Champ' Purcell, a boxer with a gambling and alcohol problem. The movie opens up with Champ and his son Dink (Jackie Cooper) jogging along a dirt road to get in shape for Champs next fight. But Champ can't keep away from drinking no matter how much his son Dink loves him. With promoters waiting for him at his apartment, Champ gets drunk at the worst possible time. The promoters shrug Champ off as a loser and Champ does his best to keep Dink's spirit up. The next day Dink gets a horse and they name him Little Champ. They enter him in a race, and it's at the track that Dink meets his estranged mother Linda (Irene Rich). The horse fgalls during the race and Champ loses all of his money. Linda's new husband makes Champ a monetary offer to let Linda see Dink. Champ agrees, and Dink goes to meet Linda in her beautiful home. After Champ loses the horse gambling, Linda's husband Tony goes to see Champ to ask him if he'd let dink stay with them, offer him a better life. After a bar brawl, Champ is in jail and soon realizes that Dink would have a better life with Linda. Though father and son would reunite for Champ's big fight, it wouldn't last long.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades

Script Analysis of The Champ

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Kind of sports story:    -   boxing Sports story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   athlete Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like The Champ

The Champ Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian