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Boxing Gloves (1929)

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

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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
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Jackie
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(unconfirmed)
Bobby Heck
Bobby Mallon ...
Announcer Graham McCracker
Billy Schuler ...
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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>

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Comedy | Family | Short

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9 September 1929 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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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!
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Entertaining 'Hevvywate Bowt'
16 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes I am shocked how bad (i.e. "Harry, Joe, Wheezer") or how good (i.e. "Farina, Chubby, etc.") some of these young kids are in the acting department. In these early Our Gang shorts, a few got a little famous, though, and no more more than the kid who makes his debut here in a cameo role: Jackie Cooper.

Cooper plays a paying customer to a fight being promoted by Farina and Harry with the boxers being Wheezer and Beezer - two little guys who have no clue what do to in the ring and don't have their heart into it anyway. When Cooper demands his "money" back, Farina asks, "Whad'ya expect? Jack Dempsey and Benny Leonard?" In the next Our Gang short, Cooper is part of the group but I don't think they explained how that happened.

Anyway, the promoters - speaking of Dempsey - need some heavyweight boxers to draw a crowd, so they get Chubby and Joe after Farina spot the two fighting over a girl. He puts their temporary animosity to good (and funny) use! The boxing match between the two heavy kids takes up almost the entire second half of the film is pretty comical. Check out the misspelled signs, too, which are cute.

The odd thing is that the sound goes off a number of times when the camera pans back for a crowd shot. Only the closeups then does the sound return. Since this was 1929 and the beginning of "talkies," crowd noise was obviously too difficult to handle here.

Still, the short provides a number of good slapstick comedy scenes, something you always got with old-time comedies featuring boxing.


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