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23 August 1925 (USA) See more »
A couple makes dolls modeled on neighborhood kids. A gardener at a mansion buys four of them for Mary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)

Mickey Daniels ... Mickey / Knight in Dream Sequence (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina / Assistant in Dream Sequence (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary / Princess in Dream Sequence (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chester A. Bachman ... Officer
May Beatty ... Governess
John S. Daggett ... Uncle John
Richard Daniels ... Kindly Gardener
Jack Davis ... Knight in Dream Sequence
James Finlayson ... Radio Station Actor
Helen Gilmore ... Dollmaker's Wife
Lyle Tayo ... Mrs. Newman, Mary's Mother
Charley Young ... Dollmaker

Directed by
Robert F. McGowan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hal Roach  story
H.M. Walker  titles

Produced by
F. Richard Jones .... supervising producer
Hal Roach .... producer
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier 
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer
Other crew
Tony Campanaro .... animal trainer
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Mary's Dream" - USA (TV title)
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Edited into "Mischief Makers" (1960)See more »


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Fun Short from the Gang, 29 January 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Mary, Queen of Tots (1925)

*** (out of 4)

Charming Our Gang short has Mary playing a rich girl who isn't allowed to have any real friends of her own. The gardener makes her four dolls and bases their appearance on the neighborhood kids, which just happen to be the Our Gang group. Mary goes to sleep and dreams that the dolls come to life and when she wakes up she begins to think she's still dreaming as the dolls are still alive (but this time the real kids). MARY, QUEEN OF TOTS doesn't have a great number of laughs but at least the film has a lot of heart and imagination. The more of these Our Gang shorts I see I'm starting to realize that the best ones feature an imagination and that's clearly the most important thing. I thought the "dream" sequence was without question the highlight of the film because the Our Gang kids are shown as miniatures and I was shocked to see how well the special effects were. The larger sets look extremely believable and I can't help but feel the studio spent a few extra dollars. Some of the gags don't work too well including one with the kids being scared by the radio. Others work fairly well including a sequence where the kids keep slipping on a "magic" rug.

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