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When the Wind Blows (1930)

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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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Comedy | Family | Short

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5 April 1930 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Petie the dog barks 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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Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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Marionette
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Music by Felix Arndt
Arranged by J.S. Zamecnik
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14 November 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

When the Wind Blows (1930)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Our Gang short has Jackie getting locked out of his room so he walks around the neighborhood trying to find a place to sleep. The only problem is that everyone mistakes him for a burglar. This is an above average short for this period in the series and most of the film's charm comes from the performance of Cooper who really stands out among all the gang here. Wheezer and Chubby have a couple good moments but even these two don't come close to Cooper. I actually thought Charles McAvoy stole the film as Cooper's father, the one who spanks him and gets this whole mess started. McAvoy's comic timing hits all the right marks especially the scene where he pulls out a gun thinking the burglar is breaking into his home. Edgar Kennedy also gets a few funny sequences as the dimwitted cop who can't keep up with the whole neighborhood calling him.


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