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The Champeen (1923)

Mickey and Jackie feud over Mary, so Sammy schedules a championship bout between the two rivals.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan

Writers:

Hal Roach (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Jackie 'Tuffy' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernest Morrison ... Sammy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy Morrison Dorothy Morrison ... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Richard Billings Richard Billings ... Tuffy's First Trainer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Gabe Saienz Gabe Saienz ... Doorman (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Andy Samuel ... Mickey's Second Trainer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
George Ward George Ward ... Mickey's First Trainer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elmo Billings ... Fight Spectator
Sammy Brooks Sammy Brooks ... Fruit stand vendor
Joe Cobb ... Fight Spectator
Johnny Downs ... (unconfirmed)
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Mickey and Jackie feud over Mary, so Sammy schedules a championship bout between the two rivals.

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Trivia

Film debut of Johnny Downs. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: Did you poke that little kid in the snoot?
Jackie 'Tuffy': Sure I did - what of it?
Mickey: Y' sure walloped him a beaut, didn'tcha?
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Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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About what you'd expect from an early Our Gang short.
8 September 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When this cute Our Gang short begins, a couple kids are out stealing apples. The cop spots them and catches Sammy--telling him that unless he pays the grocer a dollar for the apples, he'd throw the book at him. There is then a cute sequence where young Sammy imagines himself in stripes working on the rock pile! Later Sammy comes up with a bright idea--get the money by staging boxing matches. But the kids don't wanna see babies fighting. Sammy notices that Mickey and Kackie are arguing and decides to exploit this for his own end--and schedules a match between the two. Just before the fight, however, both chicken out...so Sammy lies and tells them both that the other boy will take a dive in the second round. What's next? See the film.

Aside from some racist dialog between Sammy and a pro boxer, this is a cute cartoon and very, very typical of the sort of Our Gang films they made back in the silent days. The humor isn't exactly sophisticated but it holds up reasonably well today...and compares favorably to the other silent comedies of the day.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

28 January 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Fight See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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