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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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)
Pete the Dog ... Petey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dickie Jackson ... Dickie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Harry Bernard ... Officer (uncredited)
Baldwin Cooke ... Driver (uncredited)

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

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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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Shows just how much so many kids love dogs!, 8 May 2008
Author: petersgrgm from United States

"Dogs Is Dogs", despite the (appropriately selected title) says a lot about dogs, and how so many children love them. Pete the Pup, much a part of the Our Gang Comedy scene, was loved by Wheezer, but his step brother Spud did not appreciate such love between kid and dog. Spud loved his OWN pooch Nero more; when Nero devoured one of a neighbor's chickens, Spud blamed poor Pete, whom Mr. Brown tried to shoot dead! The cop stopped that but Pete had no license, so ended up in the dog pound. Dorothy and Wheezer's aunt, their father's sister, saw how upset Wheezer was, as their stepmother refused the $2 for Pete's license, but their aunt paid it. (Lyle Tayo, playing the aunt, was in numerous Our Gang shorts, sometimes as a nice lady, as in this episode, in others as a dasmal-dame mother, like "Readin' and Writin'", even as a disagreeable old crone, as the headmistress in "Mush and Milk".) This Our-Ganger did not start out well, as Wheezer was spanked unjustly by the stepmother, as if she regarded spanking as the best punishment in the world (which it is NOT)! Yet it had a happy ending, when Wheezer and Dorothy were taken under care of their aunt, who would look after them until Daddy got well, and moved out of the home of the stepmother and stepbrother. Indeed, I had just two years ago an experience reminiscent of this episode, when I moved from cramped apartment to much roomier and more convenient one; I said good-by to neighbors at former apartment building, and felt slight twinge; by same token, Wheezer was a bit sad at moving away from Stymie, a pal living nearby, but he tagged along. So, it ended well, and is eloquent of what dogs mean to kids

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