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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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Donald 'Spud':Go chase yourself.
Wheezer:Where is I?
Donald 'Spud':[points to Wheezer's shadow] There.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Nice Laughs, 14 November 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Bear Shooters (1930)

*** (out of 4)

The gang decides to go campy and once out there they run into a crazed gorilla who they mistake for a bear. What the gang doesn't know is that they're camping on a criminal's hideout. This is certainly one of the better films from this early period and one that thankfully added a music score to help move things along. There are countless funny scenes here with all the children really getting to shine at one point or another. Perhaps I'm just a sucker for movies with gorillas as I've yet to figure out why so many older films featured them but I thought the ending had some hilarious moments. When the kids capture the "bear" and start shooting him with everything they can get their hands on, this comes off very funny. Another great gag is Chubby and his limburger cheese that he greases Wheezer with. Farina also has a nice little scene where he's fishing and Pete might steal the show with his reaction to the cheese.

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