Ex-Champ (1939)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this boxing drama, an ex-champ finds himself working as a doorman at a nightclub. His son aspires to a high caliber career on Wall Street; he is getting ready to marry a banker's daughter. When not working at the club, the boxer trains a welterweight with championship potential. Later the son gets caught embezzling funds. To help him pay it back the boxer asks that his trainee throw his next fight while he bets everything on the opponent. The young fighter refuses to take a dive and wins the fight. Fortunately, the ex-champ's assistant knew this and bet even more money on their protegee.

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boxing, champion, doorman, embezzlement, father, fixed [corruption], nightclub, son, wager