"The Devil's A Sissy" at Loew's State is proof conclusive that the movies have gone a long way since Jackie Coogan in "Peck's Bad Boy." The same jolly hoodlumism and almost the same human interest variety of pathos still hold the fort, but "The Devil's A Sissy" is never the less very good drama. Freddy Bartholemew, the pampered but unspoiled child of a jaded Park Avenue millionairess divorcee, takes up a six-month residence in the tough-district home of his penniless father.
One of his friends, a person called "Gigs," or Jackie Cooper if you insist, draws Mickey Rooney into the trade of tire stealing. It seems that he needs eighty dollars to buy a tombstone for his father, who has just been electrocuted. Freddy stumbles on their plans, and convinces them that they could get eighty dollars a lot more quickly by stealing toys from millionaires. But he is really the hero just the same.