Skippy (1931)

Percy Crosby's popular newspaper comic strip Skippy comes to life in this 1931 film. Designed as a vehicle for Our Gang's Jackie Cooper -- then all of nine years old -- Skippy jettisons most of the trenchant cynicism of Crosby's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 25, 1931
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Variety Staff

Cooper's playing could not be improved upon.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

This youthful player [Jackie Cooper] gives a truly remarkable portrayal in a film that is endowed with wholesome amusement and affecting tenderness.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Skippy is very effective at showing the world through a child's eyes: issues like class divides, deep pockets and public perceptions are meaningless.

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TV Guide

A charming children's picture that doesn't neglect adults.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Aside from Cooper's performance, the best thing about the film is its grasp on what it was like to be a kid.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This is a cute and slightly more realistic movie than you'd expect. It's really very interesting, and I highly recommend it.
John Ballantine
Made for children, there are redeeming qualities for adults to think about the poor..blah blah blah. Another for the good but not great pile.