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A Tough Winter (1930)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  21 June 1930 (USA)
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The gang creates a huge mess after they get into a taffy-pulling contest.

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Complete credited cast:
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
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Jackie
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Thomas Atkins ...
Toddler (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Beverly Parrish ...
Mary's Helper
Walter Weidler ...
Our Gang member (as Wolfgang Weidler)
Warner Weidler ...
Our Gang member (as Werner Weidler)
Stepin Fetchit ...
Stepin
Lyle Tayo ...
Radio announcer / Operator
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The gang creates a huge mess after they get into a taffy-pulling contest.

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Comedy | Family | Short

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21 June 1930 (USA)  »

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Temps d'hiver  »

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This short is very rarely seen due to Stepin Fetchit's performance, which is considered highly racist today. The owners of the Little Rascals TV rights have completely withdrawn it from their package. See more »

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Jack In The Box
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Music by Zez Confrey
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Lesser Short
23 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Tough Winter, A (1930)

* (out of 4)

Our Gang short has Stepin Fetchit playing a handyman who hangs out with the gang while they try to make taffy on a wintery day. This is a pretty poor short without much of anything going for it. There are pretty much two stories going on with the first half dealing with Fetchit while the second deals with the gang making a mess with the taffy. Neither one works and I can only recall one time laughing and that's a scene where Mary Ann gets taffy on her after it blows up. I was somewhat surprised to see how much screen time Fetchit got and his brand a humor is certainly not going to work on everyone in this day and age. I don't mind his performance but it just didn't make me laugh here. The kids too are also quite tame but you can't blame them as there really isn't any evidence that the screenplay was trying to be funny.


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