The gang is taken from an orphanage & adopted by society matrons.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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)
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...
Wheezer's New Mother
Edith Fortier ...
Domestic
Pat Harmon ...
Officer in Charge
Charles McMurphy ...
Officer
Lyle Tayo ...
Mrs. Brown of the Orphan Asylum
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The gang is taken from an orphanage & adopted by society matrons.

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18 May 1929 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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The first Our Gang short to be made with sound. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Comin' Thro' The Rye
(uncredited)
Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung by Marion Talley
Orchestra conducted by Josef A. Pasternack
RCA Victor 1926 recording played on radio
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Small Talk was an interesting, if not very entertaining, first Our Gang talkie
4 October 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Small Talk, is the eighty-ninth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the first talkie. Yes, this was the first time movie audiences heard Our Gang speaking lines. Many of their recent previous silents had sound effects but this one was full of them whether it's the children playing instruments, various animal sounds, or the alarms of police and fire fighters. As a result, one is amused if not laughing heartily. And the story-Wheezer is adopted by a rich woman but he misses his orphanage pals especially sister Mary Ann-is perhaps a bit too maudlin for a kids comedy. Still, because of its historical status, Small Talk is at the least, worth a look. By the way, on the DVD collection I saw this on, Richard W. Bann-co-author of "The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang"-does a nice intro about the series. And now all the sound Hal Roach-produced series entries I'm reviewing-that I hadn't previously-will be from this disc collection.


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