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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby (as Our Gang)
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Jackie (as Our Gang)
Donald Haines ...
Speck (as Our Gang)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Our Gang)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Our Gang)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Mary Ann (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pete the Dog ...
Petey
Otto Fries ...
Speck's Father
Jannie Hoskins ...
Unconfirmed
Edgar Kennedy ...
Kennedy the Cop
Emma Reed ...
Farina's Mother
Joy Winthrop ...
Grandma
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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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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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Jackie Cooper takes the reins as Gang leader
11 February 2001 | by (US) – See all my reviews

With this film, Jackie Cooper emerges as the leader of the Gang. He is in love with Mary Ann, but is challenged by Donald Haines for her affections. Mary Ann suggests a duel. The two boys don armor made of assorted tin scraps and birdcages. Ultimately they end up stabbing everyone in the Gang with their swords!

"The First Seven Years" establishes the story line that would permeate the series for the next year. Jackie is the leader, he loves Mary Ann, and has to put up with his brother, Wheezer.

An early talkie bright spot in the series. 8 out of 10.


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