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Lights, Camera, Come Out Punching!
FRANZ LIDZ
January 31, 2005
The boxing movie has been a staple of Hollywood for more than a century. Here are some of the genre's champs and palookas
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January 31, 2005

Lights, Camera, Come Out Punching!

The boxing movie has been a staple of Hollywood for more than a century. Here are some of the genre's champs and palookas

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In this early Our Gang talkie, reluctant pugs Joe and Chubby duke it out over the lovely Jean (below). Farina, the promoter, makes each fighter believe that the other has agreed to take a dive.

1931

The Champ

Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper

"Don't fail to get a ringside seat!" was the tagline for this weeper about a boozy, washed-up pug (Beery, above, who won an Oscar), his son, Dink, and sidekick, Sponge.

1934

Punch Drunks

Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine

Curly the Waiter KO's the Champ at a restaurant after hearing Larry play Pop Goes the Weasel on the violin.

1939

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