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Bargain Day (1931)

 |  Comedy, Family, Short  |  2 May 1931 (USA)
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Wheezer and Stymie, door-to-door salesmen, meet a lonely little rich girl.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy (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)
Shirley Jean Rickert ...
Shirley (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Donald Haines ...
Speck (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ...
Sales clerk
Baldwin Cooke ...
Sox customer
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Monkey (voice)
Otto Fries ...
Policeman not in uniform
Douglas Greer ...
Kid
Tiny Sandford ...
Police captain
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Wheezer and Stymie, door-to-door salesmen, meet a lonely little rich girl.

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Comedy | Family | Short

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jackie Cooper and Donald Haines do not appear in the concluding scenes of this short. Anonymous stand-ins were used. Cooper and Haines were over at Paramount filming Skippy (1931). This was Jackie Cooper's final Our Gang comedy short, because Hal Roach sold his contract to Metro Goddwyn Mayer, after Jackie Cooper completed his acting on theatrical movie, Skippy (1931). See more »

Quotes

Wheezer: WHO WANTS TO BUY SOMETHING?
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Arrowhead
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Music by Leroy Shield
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23 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Bargain Day (1931)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Our Gang short has Stymie and Wheezer playing door-to-door salesmen who aren't very good at selling anything. They eventually end up at the house of a rich but lonely girl and sure enough trouble follows when the rest of the gang shows up. This here is a pretty weak short in the series as the screenplay doesn't contain any funny moments and for the most part you can't help but feel this thing is rather desperate. For starters, the desperation really comes through because there are countless scenes that feature nothing but Stymie or Wheezer smiling at the camera. This is certainly cute the first time but I lost count of how many times they tried this and it eventually got old since they didn't add any laughs with it. The stuff with Stymie and the monkey is rather unfunny as is Wheezer's attempts to sell stuff. The only funny bit happens at the very start of the film when Chubby keeps trying on different hats.


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