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Railroadin' (1929)

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The gang gets in trouble at a railroad yard.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Joe Cobb ...
Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Jean Darling ...
Jean (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Harry Spear ...
Harry (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Pete the Dog ...
Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals' Voices)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Brandenburg ...
Brakeman
Mrs. Norman T. Chaney ...
Passenger
Dorothy Darling ...
Passenger
Otto Fries ...
Joe's father
Jack Hill ...
Grocery truck driver
Robert F. McGowan ...
Limited passenger who stumbles
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The Our Gang kids are playing around the train yard where Joe's father works. Exploring one of the trains, they suddenly find themselves hurtling down the tracks with no engineer or other adults aboard. Only Farina escapes from the train, but he gets his foot caught in the tracks, directly in front of the speeding locomotive. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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15 June 1929 (USA)  »

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| (Western Electric System)

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1.33 : 1
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This was Norman 'Chubby' Chaney's first Our Gang comedy. See more »

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I Faw Down An' Go Boom
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Written by James Brockman and Leonard Stevens
Sung by Mary Ann Jackson
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4 November 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Railroadin' (1929)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

The second "Our Gang" short has an adult letting the kids play on the train, which isn't good when a bum starts the train up and the kids get stuck on its alone. Whereas the first short was unfunny but cute this one here is just downright unfunny and in its own way kind of ugly but more on that in a minute. Once again the technical difficulties of the early sound era plays a big part in this short as none of the actors seem that comfortable with sound. It also doesn't help but the sound discs were considered lost for quite sometime and this leaves a lot to be desired in the audio department. The biggest problem is once again the screenplay, which really doesn't have too many funny lines as not much happens. We see the train go back and forth and crash into a few things but none of it is funny. The film also has a rather ugly moment when the train keeps running over Farina who has his foot stuck in the rails. I'm guessing this was meant to be funny back in 1929 but it's comes off quite unpleasant today and that's not even getting into a debate on why this joke was played on the black kid.


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