The Champeen (1923)
Comedy / Family / Silent
Directed by Robert F. McGowan
Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison as Sunshine Sammy
Mickey Daniels as Mickey
Jack Davis as Jackie 'Tuffy'
Mary Kornman as Mary
Jackie Condon as Jackie
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins as Farina
Dorothy Morrison as Farina's opponent
George 'Freckles' Warde as Mickey's first trainer
Andy Samuel as Mickey's second trainer
Richard Billings as Tuffy's first trainer
Gabe Saienz as Kid stealing apples
Joe Cobb as Audience member
Charles Stevenson as The police officer
Wallace Howe as The smoker
Sammy Brooks as The green grocer
Dinah the Mule as Herself
Released in 1922, The Champeen is one of the Our Gang / Little Rascals silent comedy shorts, and was directed by Robert F. McGowan for Pathé.
Sunshine Sammy has been caught lifting some apples from the grocer’s storefront, and the cop describes the horrors of prison life to him. Relenting, he tells Sammy he can stay out of prison if he will pay the grocer a dollar for the fruit. The problem is, how can Sammy get a dollar?
At the same time, Mickey and Jack are in a feud over cute little Mary, and Sammy sees his chance. He arranges a championship fight between the two boys where he can sell tickets and save himself from a life behind bars.
Directors: Robert F. McGowan
Actors: Our Gang, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison, Little Rascals