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


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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
Bobby Heck
Bobby Mallon ...
Announcer Graham McCracker
Billy Schuler ...


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





Release Date:

9 September 1929 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Amazingly dull for a boxing film.
6 November 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Farina and his partner have started a backyard boxing business, but they can't sell any tickets because they only have babies like Wheezer doing the fighting. So, when they see Joe and Chubby about to have a fight, they take full advantage of this and encourage them to duke it out in their boxing ring. The problem is that Joe and Chubby aren't very tough kids and don't seem to want to fight. And, during the fight they keep avoiding each other--Chubby is afraid and Joe doesn't feel mad enough to fight. Eventually, though, they get the hang of it--thanks to Joe having his hair mussed.

While you won't notice at first that it's one of the Gang's earliest sound films, it becomes apparent during the fight when the sound cuts out for a bit--and it's pretty obvious. It also represents the first appearance in these films by Jackie Cooper--though his part is rather small. As far as the quality of the film goes, it's amazingly limp considering the subject matter. There's barely a laugh and it's certainly not among the better films of this series.

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