The Devil Is a Sissy

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  • G
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1936
  • Running time: 92 min
No squealers, that's the rule. And Claude Pierce, a child of privilege eager to throw in with two rough-and-tumble lower East Siders, aims to live by it. But through their adventures the trio of would-be toughs discovers another rule. read more
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No squealers, that's the rule. And Claude Pierce, a child of privilege eager to throw in with two rough-and-tumble lower East Siders, aims to live by it. But through their adventures the trio of would-be toughs discovers another rule. It's harder to go straight than to live a life of crime. That's why The Devil Is a Sissy. This full-hearted drama from the era of Dead End unites a trio of top 1930s child stars for the only time: Freddie Bartholomew (David Copperfield), Jackie Cooper (The Champ) and Mickey Rooney. All three shine. "But it is Mickey Rooney, the Puck of A Midsummer Night's Dream, who penetrates beyond the script and emerges as a living study of Gig, the son of a murderer" (Frank S. Nugent, The New York Times).

Original Release

09/18/1936

US Release

09/18/1936

Cast

Mickey Rooney 'Gig' Stevens
Freddie Bartholomew Claude / Claude Pierce
Jackie Cooper 'Buck' Murphy
Ian Hunter Jay Pierce
Peggy Conklin Rose / Rose Hawley
Katharine Alexander Hilda Pierce
Gene Lockhart Mr. Murphy / Mr. Jim Murphy
Kathleen Lockhart Mrs. Murphy
Grant Mitchell Paul Krumpp
George Davis Charlie - the Diner Owner
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

W.S. Van Dyke, Rowland Brown

Writers

John Lee Mahin, Richard Schayer, Rowland Brown, Frank Fenton, Cyril Hume

Cast

Mickey Rooney 'Gig' Stevens
Freddie Bartholomew Claude / Claude Pierce
Jackie Cooper 'Buck' Murphy
Ian Hunter Jay Pierce
Peggy Conklin Rose / Rose Hawley
Katharine Alexander Hilda Pierce
Gene Lockhart Mr. Murphy / Mr. Jim Murphy
Kathleen Lockhart Mrs. Murphy
Grant Mitchell Paul Krumpp
George Davis Charlie - the Diner Owner
Jonathan Hale Judge Holmes
Etienne Girardot Principal
Sherwood Bailey 'Bugs'
Buster Slaven 'Six-Toes'
Harold Huber Willie
Stanley Fields Joe
Frank Puglia 'Grandma'
Etta McDaniel Molly
Stanley Andrews Doctor
Don Brodie Hilda's Chauffeur

Producers

Editors

Tom Held

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