A greedy man tries to get rid of his mother by putting her in an old folks home until he discovers she has a fortune in stock certificates.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby (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)
George Ernest ...
Georgie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dickie Jackson ...
Dickie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Chic Sales Jr. ...
Our Gang member (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Williams ...
Our Gang member (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Dan's new wife
Margaret Mann ...
Margaret 'Grandma' Mann
Jim Mason ...
Son-in-law Dan (as James Mason)
Broderick O'Farrell ...
Bond agent
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A greedy man tries to get rid of his mother by putting her in an old folks home until he discovers she has a fortune in stock certificates.

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Family | Comedy | Short

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Release Date:

30 May 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Minha Pipa Tá no Ar  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The final Our Gang appearances for Mary Ann Jackson, and Norman 'Chubby' Chaney. See more »

Goofs

The letter read to Grandma is upper and lower case at first, but suddenly becomes written in all capital letters when seen through the goldfish bowl. See more »

Connections

References Saturday Morning (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are The One I Love
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Music by Leroy Shield
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23 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fly My Kite (1931)

** (out of 4)

This Our Gang short doesn't have too many laughs but there's still a fairly nice story. The gang's favorite grandmother is getting taken advantage of by her evil stepson. He kicks her out of the house she's staying but soon tries to steal some bonds from her, which are worth a lot of money. Again, I really didn't laugh a single time during this short but I enjoyed the story enough to make it worth sitting through and the cast were all pretty good. Margaret Mann is pretty good as the grandmother and Mae Busch, of Laurel and Hardy fame, is nice in her one scene. Chubby, Stymie and Wheezer are all cute enough in the film even though they don't get too many comic moments. The film ends with the gang tracking down the stepson and throwing rocks at him, which was mildly entertaining.


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