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Skippy

Original title
Skippy
Year
Running time
85 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Norman Z. McLeod, Sam Mintz (Comic: Percy Crosby)
Music
Jack King
Cinematography
Karl Struss (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Comedy. Drama | Family-friendly. Based on a Comic. Childhood
Synopsis / Plot
In this film based on the popular comic strip, Skippy interrupts his usual routine of finding loopholes in his parents' rules when he makes friends with Sooky, a boy from the other side of the tracks. The two boys have three days to come up with a way to pay for a license for Sooky's dog and keep the dogcatcher from putting him to sleep. Skippy also has to convince his father - the local health supervisor - not to tear down the shantytown where Sooky and the local poor folk live, while also getting himself involved with local bullies, kids' shows, lemonade stands and assorted other adventures. And then there's that new bike he's saving for....
Awards
1930: Oscar: Best Director. 4 Nominations
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