Tomboy and the Champ

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Tomboy and the Champ
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Directed by Francis D. Lyon
Screenplay byVirginia M. Cooke
William Lightfoot
Starring Candy Moore
Ben Johnson
Jesse White
Distributed by Universal Pictures
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Running time
82 minutes [1]
CountryUnited States

Tomboy and the Champ is a 1961 American drama film directed by Francis D. Lyon and starring Candy Moore, Ben Johnson, and Jesse White. [1]



A young girl in Texas is stricken with polio and it is caring for her pet calf that keeps her strong. She enters the calf in the Chicago International Exposition. The calf wins but the girl discovers that her cow will be auctioned off for a slaughterhouse. A good natured meat packer intervenes, and the girl and the calf are reunited.


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  1. 1 2 "Tomboy and the Champ". The New York Times .