The gang ignores the warning of a local cop and goes exploring in a haunted house.

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Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby Mallon ...
Bobby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Betty Jane Beard ...
Farina's brother
Max Davidson ...
The lunatic
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Kennedy the Cop
Jay R. Smith ...
Kid with Japanese handcuffs
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The gang ignores the warning of a local cop and goes exploring in a haunted house.

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7 December 1929 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.33 : 1
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[repeated line]
The lunatic: I know, but I won't tell ya!
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The Wearing O' The Green
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Traditional
Sung by Edgar Kennedy
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Funny Gang film with guests Edgar Kennedy and Max Davidson
11 February 2001 | by (US) – See all my reviews

"Moan & Groan, Inc." is the first Gang film without veterans Joe Cobb, Harry Spear, and Jean Darling. Jackie Cooper makes his biggest appearance in the Gang to date to take up some of the slack from the departures, but he has not emerged as the leader of the Gang yet.

The Gang, against Kennedy the Cop's wishes, go digging for treasure in an old house. Unknown to them, a crazy man (played by Max Davidson) is living there and proceeds to playfully scare the kids. It's up to Kennedy the Cop, who's scared himself, to help rescue the kids.

A funny early talkie entry in the series. Screen veteran Edgar Kennedy makes his first appearance with the Gang as Kennedy the Cop. Another screen veteran, Max Davidson, makes the most of his only appearance with the Gang. Davidson had a series a few years earlier with Hal Roach, but with ethnic humor on the way out, his series was cancelled. A funny film throughout. 7 out of 10.


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