The Champion (1915)

In this comedy, Charlie Chaplin has a companion–a pet bulldog. Walking along a street with his bulldog, Charlie finds a “good luck” horseshoe just as…

College (1927)

In Southern California, Ronald graduates high school as its “most brilliant scholar”. At his graduation, Ronald speaks on “the Curse of the Athlete”, arguing that…

Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)

Two police officers patrolling the streets of New York City’s Bowery discuss the lamentable fact that most of the young boys in the neighborhood will…

The Big Wheel (1949)

Billy Coy arrives in the town of Carrell, California and offers himself as a mechanic for Arthur “Red” Stanley at his garage. Red turns down Billy initially, but after…

The Big Chance (1933)

Frankie, a young prizefighter, wins a fixed boxing match as part of a crime boss’s plan to have him build up a following and then…

The Man from Utah (1934)

An impoverished saddle tramp from Utah rides into a small town seeking work. He finds himself gunning down a trio of men robbing a local…

The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

The film begins with Robinson as a boy. He is given a worn-out baseball glove by a stranger impressed by his fielding skills. As a young man,…