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Fly My Kite (1931)

 -  Family | Comedy | Short  -  30 May 1931 (USA)
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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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(as Robert McGowan)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Mae Busch ...
Dan's new wife
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy
George Ernest ...
Georgie
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Dickie Jackson ...
Dickie
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Mary Ann
Margaret Mann ...
Margaret 'Grandma' Mann
Jim Mason ...
Son-in-law Dan (as James Mason)
Broderick O'Farrell ...
Bond agent
Shirley Jean Rickert ...
Shirley
Chic Sales Jr. ...
Our Gang member
Jackie Williams ...
Our Gang member
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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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30 May 1931 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The final Our Gang appearances for Mary Ann Jackson, and Norman 'Chubby' Chaney. See more »

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Grandma reads the children a serial story from a magazine clearly marked "All Stories Complete". See more »

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Referenced in Amanda by Night 2 (1988) See more »

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A Very Funny Our Gang Comedy
14 March 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short. Grandma, the Rascals' sweet old neighbor lady, is being victimized by her scoundrel of a stepson. He wants to seize her property & put her in the county poor house. Most of all, he wants her suddenly very valuable corporate shares, which she believes are worthless. Using them as weights, she ties the papers to the tail of Chubby's kite. When the wicked wastrel tries to steal the kite, the Rascals & Grandma teach him a painful lesson he won't soon forget. `Hey, Mister, do you wanna FLY MY KITE?'

A very funny little film. The Rascals handle the bad guy in a most satisfying manner. That's Margaret Mann as Grandma.










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