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The Champs Step Out (1951)

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In the third of four shorts in this series, two ex-prizefighters, Max Baer and Maxie Rosenbloom, are hired by an archaeologist, Professor Bentley, to guard a million dollars worth of ... See full summary »

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Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
'Slapsy' Max (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
Jean Willes ...
Miss Pearson (as Jean Donahue)
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In the third of four shorts in this series, two ex-prizefighters, Max Baer and Maxie Rosenbloom, are hired by an archaeologist, Professor Bentley, to guard a million dollars worth of antiques and relics in his home. During the night, each makes a play for the professor's secretary, Miss Pearson, who is working for a gang of crooks planning to rob the place. She slips them a mickey-finn but they come to soon enough to catch the crooks and save the relics. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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15 November 1951 (USA)  »

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You know it can't be that good a film when it is a knock off of a Three Stooges type short
16 May 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Max and Maxie run a detective agency. A rich collector (Sitka) wants them to guard his possessions. However, what the rich guy doesn't know is that his trusted secretary is working with the gang who are planning on robbing him. Can these two idiots somehow manage to foil the gang?

If you put The Three Stooges in this film, it would be practically the same short--even though "The Champs Step Out" instead stars two boxing champs, Max Baer and Maxie Rosenbloom. Much of it is because this short was ALSO made by Columbia--the same folks who did the Stooge's shorts. So, you get the same sort of plot, the same sound effects, the same music and even one of the same supporting actors, Emil Sitka! Because of all the sameness, even though it's pretty much a knockoff film, it works reasonably well--or at least is watchable. But why not just watch the Stooges?!

If you care, the pair made four shorts for Columbia though I have been unable to find the other three to watch them. Judging by this one film, however, I can see why the team never became popular.


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