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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 »
Movie Connections:
Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) (V)See more »
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable but a bit unsavory..., 2 December 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"Dogs is Dogs" isn't so much about dogs but is more a reworking of the Cinderalla story. Wheezer and Dorothy live with their evil step-mother. The step-mother beats Wheezer (and they show it!!!) and treats her own little brat like a king. What will happen to these poor little kids?!

While the ending of the film is VERY satisfying and made the rest of the film much more watchable, "Dogs is Dogs" is still a rather unsavory and disturbing film. As I mentioned above, the step-mom beats poor Wheezer and it looks pretty realistic! There also is a nasty guy (Billy Gilbert) with a shotgun who is trying to kill Pete the Pup!!! What was wrong with the writers in this one?!?! Was it written by the Marquis de Sade?! As a result of the very dark story elements, it is not a particularly good short. The only bright spot, other than the ending, is Wheezer's acting--which (thankfully) had improved since his earlier films.

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