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Bear Shooters -- In this Our Gang classic, the Gang head off on a camping trip in some nearby woods, hoping to get in some bear hunting on the side. Unfortunately, the Gang has decided to set up camp near a bootlegger's camp and he doesn't like the company. Hoping to scare the kids away with a gorilla costume he has, the bootlegger ends up becoming the object of the Gang's hunt.


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Release Date:
17 May 1930 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)

Jackie Cooper ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer
Mary Ann Jackson ... Mary Ann
Pete the Dog ... Pete
Leon Janney ... Donald 'Spud'
Charlie Hall ... Charlie (the other bootlegger)
Fay Holderness ... Spud's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Gemora ... Gorilla
Bob Kortman ... Bob, bootlegger #1

Directed by
Robert F. McGowan  (as Robert McGowan)
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (story editor)

Produced by
Robert F. McGowan .... producer (as Robert McGowan)
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Len Powers 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier  (as Richard Currier)
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Elmer Raguse .... sound recording engineer
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer
Music Department
William Axt .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Herbert .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Nathaniel Shilkret .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
J.S. Zamecnik .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor
Harry Lucenay .... animal trainer
Hal Roach .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

Mary Ann:Chubby, I put eggs in this stove and they came out baby chickens.
Chubby:Well fry me one, I'm hungry.
Mary Ann:Ah foo.
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Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) (V)See more »
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Rascals go on a hunt!, 29 January 2005
Author: jimtinder from US

"Bear Shooters," an "Our Gang" film from early 1930, contains many tried and true comedy elements from the series. The film is also notable for featuring a one-shot character, never to be seen again.

The Gang endeavor to go on a bear hunt. The have guns and weapons of various sizes, shapes, and accuracy! They go in their wagon of questionable stability to a creek. They stumble across a bootlegger's territory; the bootleggers decide to put a scare into the kids. Will the bootleggers be successful, or will the Gang have the last word?

"Bear Shooters" is a middling early talkie in the "Our Gang" series. The film contains enough laughs to see it through, but the plodding of early talkies such as this makes the film somewhat difficult to watch. Fortunately, with the previous release of "When the Wind Blows," the Hal Roach studio began to use background music in the films, which helped to move the films along. Before long, the background music became almost as famous as the films (particularly in this series, and in Roach's "Laurel and Hardy" films). Music is present here, and it does help.

Curiously, Leon Janney is added to the Gang as "Spud," and takes the lead in this film. This is Janney's only appearance in the series; he's good, but his character certainly doesn't add much, and the fact that Janney was thirteen when he made this film also added to his one-shot appearance.

"Bear Shooters" is a pleasant but unimportant entry in the series. 6 out of 10.

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