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Tennessee Champ (1954)

Approved | | Drama | 5 March 1954 (USA)
A little B-picture that M-G-M tossed out, barely promoted and forgot about but one that is better than some of the A-dross from Leo in the same era. Shelley Winters, after an absence of 15 ... See full summary »

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A little B-picture that M-G-M tossed out, barely promoted and forgot about but one that is better than some of the A-dross from Leo in the same era. Shelley Winters, after an absence of 15 months from the screen, is on the down-side of her sexpot days and the upside of her character days and is excellent as the devoted wife trying to keep her larcency-inclined husband on the up-and-up and has more losses than wins in that department; Kennan Wynn is even better as her fight-manager husband and gives a controlled performance as a blustery character, as opposed to the uncontrolled, mail-it-in, over-the-top blustery characters he later played in many westerns; and Earl Holliman as Wynn's harmonica-playing, punch-drunk handyman is dead on the mark. Story, which strays a bit toward the melodramatic in places, concerns a deacon's son,Daniel Norson(Dewey Martin), who thinks he has killed a man in a fight over a girl and goes on the lam. He is picked up by fight manager Willy Wurble (Keenan ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Anscocolor)

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1.75 : 1
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The Weary Blues
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
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Love Finding a Hidden Gem on TCM
24 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Love when you turn on TCM and find a movie you have never seen or heard of and has a bunch of actors you like and you have time to kill. This happened today. Was tired of the news nothing else was on so I turned on TCM and found a movie called "Tennessee Champ" almost turned it off thinking it was going to be a Mellow about the old south. But since I had the TV on for background noise I left it on for a few minutes saw who was in it There was Shelly Winters and Keenan Wynn two of my favorite actors so I started to watch it. It turned out to be a really good Boxing movie and a heart felt story about Faith and Sports. Maybe a little campy by today's standards but in a time when we don't have much in the way of a Faith Based movie it had a strong message. Highly recommend it if you get a chance to catch it.


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