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Helping Grandma (1931)

The kids' adopted grandma decides to sell her store, but can't decide whom to sell it to. The kids try to help her out.

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(as Robert McGowan)

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Cast

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Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie (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)
Donald Haines ...
Donald (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Clifton Young ...
Robert 'Bonedust' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Mr. Pennypacker
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Billy, Chain store official
Dell Henderson ...
Henderson, Chain store official
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Mrs. Margaret Mack (storekeeper)
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The kids' adopted grandma decides to sell her store, but can't decide whom to sell it to. The kids try to help her out. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Family | Comedy | Short

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3 January 1931 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Goofs

At the end of the short, you can see Oscar Apfel (Mr. Pennypacker) grimace before Wheezer hits him with the hammer. See more »

Connections

Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

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Good Old Days
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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23 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Helping Grandma (1931)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Our Gang short has the group helping out their adopted grandma who runs a small store. A group of chain stores might be willing to give her a good price for the property but a bad man is also there trying to rip her off. This isn't the best short from the gang but it's not the worst either. The movie doesn't contain too many laughs until the very end of the film but the final five minutes make it worth watching. I was surprised to see how well director McGowan handled the suspense as grandma comes closer and closer to signing a bad deal. McGowan edits back and forth to grandma and the good guys racing to get there and does a very good job with it. The highlight sees grandma punching a guy's lights out, which is always fun to see.


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