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Pups Is Pups (1930)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Short | 30 August 1930 (USA)
The gang decides to enter their animals in a local pet show.

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(as Robert McGowan)

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Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Pup ...
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Alan Dong ...
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Farina sees a newspaper ad offering jobs to "colored boys" to be pages at a fancy pet show; the rest of the gang imagines their pet winning a big prize. Whlle Wheezer tries to corral his five puppies, the other little rascals get their animals ready: Mary Ann has a parrot, Chubby has a pig, Jackie imagines winning a prize big enough to buy his first airplane. When they arrive downtown, will they be allowed to enter the contest? Meanwhile, Dorothy has no interest in the pet show; she just wants to put on a clean frock and jump in a mud puddle. What about Farina? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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The climactic scene where Wheezer is reunited with his lost puppies was filmed at the recently-built St. Brendan Catholic Church, located at 310 S. Van Ness Avenue in Los Angeles. Completed in 1927, it was the first Catholic church in Los Angeles dedicated to an Irish saint; interestingly, "Our Gang" producer Hal Roach and "Pups Is Pups" director Robert F. McGowan were both Irish-American Catholics. St Brendan's has since been used as a location for several films, including The War of the Worlds (1953), Armageddon (1998), and Fight Club (1999). See more »

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Music by Leroy Shield
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23 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Pups is Pups (1930)

*** (out of 4)

Our Gang short has Farina telling the others about a pet show taking place in town so the kid's get all their animals together so that they can win some money. What they don't realize is that this is a pet show for fancy ones and not their pets, which includes mice, frogs and wild puppies. I'd be lying if I said this short had me laughing from start to finish because it didn't. What the short did do is work well with its nice screenplay, which makes for some cute moments. The highlight of the film would have to be Wheezer and his puppies, which he is constantly playing with at the start of the film. Just seeing Wheezer smile as big as the moon will put a smile on your face because it's obvious the young actor is having a great time with the dogs. Chubby also gets a few nice moments as do the rest of the animals who eventually terrorize the clean cut women at the show.


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