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Skippy Skinner spends most of his time trying to get around doing those things that his parents want him to do, while doing those things his parents don't want him to do. Chief among the latter is spending time across the railroad tracks in Shantytown, instead of playing with "clean" neighborhood kids like brother and sister Sidney and Eloise. Skippy's father, Dr. Herbert Skinner, the city's head of the health board, in particular doesn't like Skippy spending time there. On Skippy's latest visit to Shantytown when he meets a new friend named Sooky Wayne, he learns… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cooper's playing could not be improved upon."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Norman Taurog won the Best Director Oscar for this charming tale, based on Crosby's comic strip featuring child star Jackie Cooper in one of his endearing performances."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This youthful player [Jackie Cooper] gives a truly remarkable portrayal in a film that is endowed with wholesome amusement and affecting tenderness."
‑ Mordaunt Hall, New York Times
"Skippy is very effective at showing the world through a child's eyes: issues like class divides, deep pockets and public perceptions are meaningless."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"A charming children's picture that doesn't neglect adults."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Aside from Cooper's performance, the best thing about the film is its grasp on what it was like to be a kid."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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