PECK’S BAD BOY
1921, 51 min, USA, Dir: Sam Wood

Hollywood's first great child star, Jackie Coogan, stars in this delightful comedy. Producer Irving Lesser lost no time in finding the right vehicle for Coogan following his sensational success in Chaplin's THE KID. Similar to Dennis the Menace, Peck's Bad Boy begun in the 1880s as a series of newspaper articles by George Wilbur Peck, was soon adapted into a Broadway play and, by the end of the nineteenth century, was a staple of theatrical road companies.


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