Alias the Champ (1949)

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New York gangsters trying to muscle in on the California wrestling scene come up against a wrestler who won't knuckle under. They frame him for a murder, and his manager and a cop set out ... See full summary »


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  • Barbra Fuller and Gorgeous George in Alias the Champ (1949)
  • Barbra Fuller, Gorgeous George, Robert Rockwell, and Mike Ruby in Alias the Champ (1949)
  • Alias the Champ (1949)
  • Gorgeous George, Audrey Long, and Robert Rockwell in Alias the Champ (1949)

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Director:

George Blair

Writer:

Albert DeMond

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1 May 2015 | kapelusznik18
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| Oh go on your permanents slipping
****SPOILERS**** With top contender Sammy "The Bull" Menacker mouthing off all over the press and TV about west coast wresting champion Gorgeous George Wagner's hairdo and wardrobe as well as him being a pansy and ducking him he's finally forced to give him a shot at the crown. Only to end up being indited for murder when Menacker suddenly dropped dead during his match with George after being body slammed by him. It's George's good friend police Let. Ron Patterson who feels that George was set up by the New York Syndicate because he refused to play along with it in having it fix his matches. That in having George forced in throwing fights that they bet against him and on his opponents.

Faced with a 1st degree murder charge George is given a life-line by Let. Patterson in getting the TV studio that broadcast his match with Menacker to re-broadcast it to the grand jury and find a clue to what or who really murdered Manacker. We earlier found out that the east coast hood Al Marlo is behind all this in trying to take over the wrestling racket with the champ Gorgeous George as his major obstacle in doing that. Now with George's good friend Let. Patterson given the post as the state wrestling Code administrator Marlo got real desperate and went as far as pining a murder on George to get him out of the way and behind bars.

****SPOILERS****In the only motion picture that he made Gorgeous George kept his flamboyance in and out of the ring as low as possible. He played himself as a victim not the obnoxious bully as he was in real life that made the audience root for instead of boo him. I don't know if it was Geoege's idea but I noticed he being the star of the movie was almost at the bottom of it's closing credits in what can only be called a show of humility on George's part. As for the murder that he's accused of George was vindicated by his friend Let. Patterson who moved heaven & earth to find Menacker's murderer. That in Patterson finding Menacker killer on the tape of his match with George using a poison pen to do him in.

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