Best Family Movies of 1931
Mama Loves Papa
Widow Martha and widower Brandon plan to marry; their teenaged children do their slapstick best to interfere. One of "The Boy Friends" series.
Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher.
Wot a Night
Cab drivers Tom and Jerry, waiting at a trains train station for customers on a stormy night, eagerly solicit two arriving gentlemen in top hats until they give in and ask for a ride to their castle.
The Christmas Party
In this holiday short, Jackie Cooper wants to throw a Christmas party for his friends on his football team but doesn't know how to go about it. His fellow stars at MGM decide to help him out.
You Don't Know What You're Doin'!
Piggy picks up his girlfriend and takes her to a theater where a hot jazz orchestra is playing.
Two small town widows bring their children to Hollywood, where their children become competing film stars. The girl is sweet, the boy is a killjoy sissy. For publicity, the rival families go to London to meet a middle European boy King. The three kids decide they need to escape their stifling lives and run away to the docks and join a gang.
Shiver My Timbers
The Gang plays hooky from school so they can listen to the tall tales of a friendly sea captain.
Skippy, son of Dr. Herbert and Mrs. Skinner, adamantly stands by his poor friend, Sooky Wayne, who lives in Shantytown with his sickly mother. The Boone Boys, a boys' club that costs thirty dollars to join and has uniforms that Sooky admires, refuses to admit him because he is poor. Sooky and Skippy form their own club called the Beagle Boys.