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    The Champ (MGM, 1931). Insert (14" X 36"). Wallace Beery gives a masterful performance in this tearjerker as a washed-up boxer who travels from town to town, along with his faithful son Jackie Cooper, trying to make a comeback. Scheduled for a big fight in Tijuana that will make or break him, Cooper runs into his ex-wife, Irene Rich, who's now married to a wealthy businessman. She persuades Beery that little Jackie would be better off with her so he orders him away. Jackie runs away from his new home however, and arrives back in Tijuana right in the middle of the big fight. Inspired, Beery knocks his opponent cold, and then collapses. His death scene is a classic of the cinema and one that helped earn Berry the Academy Award. There is toning at the borders and small tears, and minor pinholes. Very Fine/Near Mint.

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    November, 2004
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