Eddie wears a leg brace and his mother will not let him play like the other boys. His hope is that a German doctor will be able to operate and fix his leg. When his cousin Froggie comes to ... See full summary »
Eddie wears a leg brace and his mother will not let him play like the other boys. His hope is that a German doctor will be able to operate and fix his leg. When his cousin Froggie comes to live with his family, he is nice to Mr. and Mrs. Randall, but mean to Eddie. Uncle Jonas sees what is happening, but Eddie's parents do not believe him as Froggie seems so nice. Uncle Jonas tries to make Eddie tougher by teaching him boxing and baseball, but all it does is get Jonas thrown out of the house. Written by
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Today when I saw that Turner Classic Movies was celebrating Jackie Cooper's birthday, I thought that I would give this film a chance. In my opinion, along with Shirley Temple, Virginia Wielder, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, and Freddie Bartholomew along with a host of many others, Jackie Cooper was very talented. However, many times he seemed to be playing a pugnacious and sentimental boy with very little backbone, this film is an example of this kind of film.
In this film, he plays a crippled little boy who longs to be like other little boys. The only friends that he has are his Uncle Jonas who is played by Charles "Chic" Sale, who I think is absolutely amazing in this film and a cute little girl by the name of Diana. When his cousin Froggy moves in with Limpy and his family, he turns his life into a living hell. I think this film would have been great, except for Jackie crying so much. All in all, I think it's a great film.
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