Jackie throws his schoolbook out the window in disgust, but then climbs outside to retrieve it. Finding himself locked out, he tries various means of getting back inside without his parents finding out. When his parents mistake his noises for a burglar, a local policeman is called, but he seems incompetent to catch either the phony burglar or the real one who has shown up in the meantime. Written by
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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 The First Seven Years and A Tough Winter. See more »
Kennedy the cop tells the burglar, "One move and I'll blow your head off," with his mouth closed. See more »
Applesauce, Mary! I ain't got no time for foolin'.
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This Our Gang short follows Jackie Cooper as he ends up locked out of his home. Throughout the night he is mistaken by the neighborhood and other Our Gang kids for a burglar and a ghost. Not one of the funniest Our Gang films. The character of Kennedy the cop becomes very annoying by the end. However, the film does show off the fine comic skills of Farina, who seems to be an often forgotten rascal.
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