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Fly My Kite (1931)

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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(dialogue)
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Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Shirley (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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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)
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Dan's New Wife
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Margaret 'Grandma' Mann
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Dan - Son-in-Law (as James Mason)
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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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Release Date:

30 May 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Minha Pipa Tá no Ar  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

After the villain Dan (Jim Mason) is attacked by the Little Rascals at Grandma's house, he furiously destroys his damaged derby hat by putting his fist through it, and throws it away. But in the next shot when he leaves Grandma's house, he's holding a pristine straw hat in his hand. See more »

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Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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Music by Leroy Shield
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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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