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21 November 1931 (USA) See more »
Wheezer and Dorothy are forced to live with her evil stepmother and her brat son. | Add synopsis »
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Hal Roach's Rascals ... Our Gang Kids
Sherwood Bailey ... Sherwood 'Spud' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Dog ... Petey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dickie Jackson ... Dickie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ... Officer
Baldwin Cooke ... Driver

Billy Gilbert ... Mr. Brown
Blanche Payson ... Spud's Mother
Lyle Tayo ... Wheezer's Aunt

Directed by
Robert F. McGowan  (as Robert McGowan)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.M. Walker  dialogue

Produced by
Robert F. McGowan .... producer (as Robert McGowan)
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Leroy Shield (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier  (as Richard Currier)
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor (uncredited)
Sound Department
Elmer Raguse .... sound recording engineer
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer (uncredited)
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:21 min (original 1931 release)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Approved (1950 threatrical-release) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Revealing mistakes: While the kids are frying the eggs and ham, you can see Dorothy flinching every time she gets splattered by grease and when Stymie pulls the pan from the fire she wipes the grease off her arm.See more »
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Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) (V)See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Tears & Laughter With The Little Rascals, 15 May 2000
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

Living with their wicked stepmother, Wheezer & Dorothy discover that DOGS IS DOGS when the evil woman threatens Pete, but protects nasty Sherwood's pedigreed Nero. Things start to move fast, however, when Sherwood falls down a well & Pete is accused of killing the neighbor's chickens.

A very good little film, with equal measures of comedy & tears. It's difficult to watch Wheezer being beaten. Standout performance from the inimitable Stymie. Highlight: Stymie's ham & eggs story. That's Billy Gilbert as the crazed neighbor with the gun.

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