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The First Seven Years (1930)

 -  Family | Comedy | Short  -  1 March 1930 (USA)
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Jackie gets in a duel over the affections of Mary Ann.

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(as Robert McGowan)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Dog ...
Petey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Otto Fries ...
Speck's Father
Donald Haines ...
Speck
Edgar Kennedy ...
Kennedy the Cop
Emma Reed ...
Farina's Mother
Joy Winthrop ...
Grandma
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Jannie Hoskins ...
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Storyline

Jack likes Mary Ann but doesn't know how to tell her; he gets advice from the neighborhood beat cop, Officer Kennedy, who tells him to be a cave man. That goes badly (Mary Ann whups him), so Kennedy suggests Jack go home, clean up, put on a suit, and bring her candy. While Jack's getting ready, Speck puts the moves on Mary Ann; when Jack comes back, he challenges Speck to a fight. Mary Ann, who reads romantic novels, suggests they fight a duel. With Chubby and Farina as their seconds, the knights errant don makeshift armor and have at it. Trouble is, Speck is good and has a very sharp sword. Will Jack live to tell the tale? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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duel | sword | knight | sword fight | rivalry | See more »

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Family | Comedy | Short

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1 March 1930 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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Released in four versions with a different language spoken by the actors in each one: English, Spanish, French and German. The new dialogue was not dubbed in; instead, each scene was shot four times, one take for each language. This process was helped with the aid of language tutors, blackboards placed out of camera range with the phonetic dialogue written on them, and the hiring of foreign actors for the incidental roles. This process was also used in the Little Rascals shorts When the Wind Blows (1930) and A Tough Winter (1930). See more »

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Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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Goodhearted Fun!
22 August 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In Jackie's fifth outing as a rascal,he's in love and wants Mary Ann to be his girl.He must first endure Wheezer's teasing,seeing the other kids with their "wives",and bad advice from Kennedy the cop.After Kennedy tells him to be a caveman,Jackie tells Mary Ann she's his girl and that's that!Only to have her throw him to the ground and clobber him good!Later as the smooth Speck tries to move in,Mary convinces them to duel for her!The duel scenes are funny and the neighborhood laundry takes a beating!Jackie becomes the hero by throwing down his sword and defeating Speck with his fists!When Speck's father gets involved,Jackie's granny takes care of him!Proving,that while Jackie maybe the new boss of the neighborhood,the guys definitely shouldn't tangle with Mary Ann or Granny!Goodhearted fun!


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