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Chubby / Nero (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina / Farinacus (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mary Ann / Mary Annicus (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Donald Haines ...
Donny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Edith Fellows ...
Girls Scared of Elephant (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Gordon Thorpe ...
Effeminate boy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Douglas Greer ...
Turkey Egg, curtain pulller (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Georgie Billings ...
Shepard (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Tough kid
Allan Cavan ...
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Pete
Helen Gilmore ...
Woman in audience
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The gang is participating in a program sponsored by the Golden Age Dramatic League. They present their own fractured version of Quo Vadis? (1924). Things go from bad to worse when the neighborhood tough kids disrupt the show. The pie fight is given a new twist by use of some slow motion sequences. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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The Blue Danube
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Music by Johann Strauss
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A bit on the rough side
29 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This installment was a disappointment. The dialogue suffers from very poor sound quality. Normally that wouldn't detract, but this episode is almost all talk. Some of the gags seem a bit corny even by 1930 standards. On the other hand, the performances are typically good. Chubby proves once again that he was one of the most wooden actors of his time-- which only adds to his appeal, of course. The pie fight sequence is the highlight of the film. I enjoyed the slow-motion shots, which must have been a bit experimental in their day. Definitely not the greatest "Our Gang" short.


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