MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 77,887 this week

Boxing Gloves (1929)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 108 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 1 critic

Harry and Farina promote a boxing match between Joe and Chubby.

Director:

(as Anthony Mack)

Writer:

(dialogue)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 784 titles
created 24 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 1813 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 109 titles
created 27 Jun 2012
 
B
a list of 1990 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1060 titles
created 15 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Boxing Gloves" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Boxing Gloves (1929)

Boxing Gloves (1929) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Boxing Gloves.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The gang tries to dissuade their teacher from geting married.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, George 'Spanky' McFarland
The Little Rascals (TV Series 1955)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Television syndication package of the classic 1929-1938 shorts from the "Our Gang Comedies" movie series.

Stars: Wally Albright, Sherwood Bailey, Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard
Fish Hooky (1933)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A truant officer spots the kids in an amusement park. They try to escape him.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As a joke, several members of the gang convince Farina, who is "brave but superstitious", that he's caused the demise of a young acquaintance and must therefore lay the body (actually still... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins
The Champeen (1923)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mickey and Jackie feud over Mary, so Sammy schedules a championship bout between the two rivals.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis
Big Ears (1931)
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Wheezer pretends to be sick in order to get his parents to stop fighting.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Farina, Joe, and friends use dogs to power their "roadsters," but following a lesson from the head of the Be Kind to Animals Society, they make it their cause to rescue animals from bad ... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. McGowan
Stars: Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins
Little Mother (1929)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Trying to take the place of her deceased mother, a little girl struggles to care for her younger brothers. But the children and their papa have a wonderful surprise in store for them.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Joe Cobb, Jean Darling, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The kids' adopted grandma decides to sell her store, but can't decide whom to sell it to. The kids try to help her out.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Jackie Cooper
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The gang puts on a show, everything goes well, except they're missing an act.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Scotty Beckett, Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee
Mike Fright (1934)
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The gang attends a radio station amateur show.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Tommy Bond
Certificate: Passed Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The kids try to raise money to buy a doll for Marianne.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby Chaney (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Joe Cobb ...
Joe Cobb (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jean Darling ...
Jean (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Harry Spear ...
Harry (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Dog ...
Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Charlie Hall ...
Sidewalk diner attendant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Aber ...
Boxing Spectator
...
Jackie
...
(unconfirmed)
Bobby Heck
Bobby Mallon ...
Announcer Graham McCracker
Billy Schuler ...
(unconfirmed)
Edit

Storyline

The Rascals have a boxing arena that could pack them in if they could find fighters who would actually mix it up. Harry and Farina notice a rivalry between two very large young kids, Joe and Chubby, that would fill the bill if only the two heavyweights would put aside their gentle natures. Farina gets an idea: tell each of the lads that the other will take a dive in the second round. So the fight begins and the stands are filled; but will the combatants actually throw a punch? Ernie has one more trick up his sleeve to get the fists flying and the crowd on its feet. Sweet science indeed. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 1929 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the first Little Rascal films to feature sound. See more »

Goofs

Chubby has the soda jerk remove the cap after Jean makes a big deal about it, but when the bottles fly up in the air, the caps are on both of them. See more »

Quotes

Joe: Dog gonnit! Dog gonnit! Don't you ever do that again! If there's one thing that makes me mad, it's to get my hair mussed!
See more »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Don't be distracted by the sound or lack thereof
8 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Our Gang made a very easy transition from silent to sound in 1929 with some of their best shorts being made in the early sound era. Our Gang made its "all-talking" debut in April 1929 with the three-reel "Small Talk". Note that this is before or as many of the larger studios went to sound, and yet the children are much more natural in their performances than their adult counterparts. That's because the theory behind Our Gang from the start was for the children to behave as naturally as possible.

The acting by these kids is terrific, but this is what is known as a part talkie, and if you don't know that you'll keep playing with the sound thinking something is wrong. It is not. Here the Gang goes outdoors for a boxing match between two rivals, and outdoors was a place early sound equipment could not easily follow. Thus when there are close ups of just a few kids talking, even outside, you have true synchronized sound. Sound effects are added at certain other points outside to give the illusion of truly synchronized sound. However, for the long shots of the boxing match itself with a crowd of the kids making noise, these scenes are silent film with no crowd sounds even dubbed over.

Realize this and just sit back and enjoy the short and I think you'll like it.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Boxing Gloves (1929) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?