Ernie and Farina anger the police force with their shoeshine scheme. Later, the gang switches places with some runaways about to board a train.



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Credited cast:
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jack Davis ...
Jack (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Police Sergeant
Roy Brooks ...
Chief of Police
Richard Daniels ...
Train passenger
Winston Doty ...
George B. French ...
Train passenger
William Gillespie ...
Tilford, the bachelor
Clara Guiol ...
Woman with Dog


Tilford is a middle-aged bachelor in L.A. who knows nothing about children. He's also a stuffed shirt, but he dearly loves Arabella, who volunteers at the children's welfare association. When runaways from San Francisco are picked up by the cops, Arabella assigns Tilford to accompany them on the trip home. Five kids from L.A. switch places with the lads from Northern California and board the train with a dog. Two are brothers, Ernie and Farina, who've already shown creativity in their shoeshine business. Once on the train, it's horns, fireworks, sneezing powder and other mayhem. Will anyone arrive safely in San Francisco after this pleasant journey? Written by <>

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Short | Comedy | Family




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25 March 1923 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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A Pleasant Journey is another hilarious entry in the early Our Gang series
20 September 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, A Pleasant Journey, is the eleventh in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series. If while watching this, you may be feeling some sort of deja vu, you must have seen the talkie remake called Choo-Choo! from nine years later, at least the part where the gang is on the train and all sorts of chaos happens as a result. Before that, Ernie (yes, Ernie Morrison used his real name here, not "Sunshine Sammy" or "Booker T.") and sister Farina are shining shoes. Well, Ernie is doing the shining, Farina paints them white so her brother can earn his pay! Add in a man who hates children forced to deal with them and you have another hilarious early Our Gang short. So on that note, I highly recommend A Pleasant Journey. P.S. One of the pedestrians Farina encounters is Bob McGowan, this short's director. He's the one who walks away as she starts to paint his shoes.

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