ROCK PAPER FILM

The Champion

A bold, eye-catching poster for a 1944 Swedish re-release of the 1915 Charlie Chaplin silent boxing comedy short The Champion, starring Chaplin as the sparring partner who wins the championship match. Chaplin had previously played a boxing referee in 1914 short The Knockout and would go on to revisit the theme in his 1931 masterpiece City Lights.

CONDITION
Excellent (A-)
Unfolded, backed on linen. Minor edgewear has been smoothed out by linen backing and is now virtually invisible. Slight darkening to edges. Image and colours excellent

MEASUREMENTS
Swedish One Sheet
39½ x 27¾ in. (100 x 70 cm.)

  • Comedy
  • Country of Origin: Printed in Sweden by Boras Kliche & Litografiska AB., Boras