The Devil Is a Sissy

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The Devil is a Sissy
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke and Rowland Brown
Produced by Frank Davis
Written by Rowland Brown (story)
Screenplay by John Lee Mahin
Richard Schayer
Frank Fenton (writer)
Starring Freddie Bartholomew
Jackie Cooper
Mickey Rooney
Music by Herbert Stothart
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Edited by Tom Held
Distributed by MGM
Release dates
  • September 18, 1936 (1936-09-18)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Devil is a Sissy is a 1936 American MGM comedy drama film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and Rowland Brown. The film stars Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper and Mickey Rooney, three of the biggest child stars of the 1930s.[1]

The film premiered on September 18, 1936.

Plot summary[edit]

Claude 'Limey' Pierce (Freddie Bartholomew) is a wealthy lonely young English boy attending a New York public school. He is befriended by slum kid James 'Gig' Stevens (Mickey Rooney), son of a recently executed gangster. Robert 'Buck' Murphy (Jackie Cooper) is a middle-class gang leader with whom Rooney frequently clashes.[2]



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