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When the Wind Blows (1930)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  5 April 1930 (USA)
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The kids foil a burglary.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Dog ...
Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Jane Beard ...
Hector
Chet Brandenburg ...
Flustered Man
Mary Gordon ...
Chubby's Mother
Edgar Kennedy ...
Kennedy the Cop
Charles McAvoy ...
Henry, Jackie's Dad
Emma Reed ...
Farina's Mother
Julian Rivero ...
Henry, Jackie's Dad (Spanish language version)
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Storyline

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 Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Las fantasmas  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 (1930) and A Tough Winter (1930). See more »

Goofs

Kennedy the cop tells the burglar, "One move and I'll blow your head off," with his mouth closed. See more »

Quotes

Henry, Jackie's Dad: [after giving Jack a spanking with his shoe] Son, this hurts me as much as it does you.
Jack: [rubbing his sore behind] Yeah, but not in the same place though.
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Farina steals the show
4 January 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

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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