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When local authorities find out that Farina is Stymie's guardian, they try to take him away. The kids try to stop it.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Jackie (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)
Clifton Young ...
Bonedust (as Bobby Young)
Shirley Jean Rickert ...
Shirley (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Douglas Greer ...
Our Gang member (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Donald Haines ...
Donald (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Chubby (singing voice)
Otto Fries ...
Orphan asylum agent
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George Reed ...
The Parson
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When local authorities find out that Farina is Stymie's guardian, they try to take him away. The kids try to stop it.

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28 March 1931 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

One of the handful of Our Gang shorts that were censored from The Little Rascals (1955) television package because it was felt that it shows its Black main characters (Farina and Stymie) in a bad light. However, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard lists this short among his favorites of the series. See more »

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Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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Here Are The Pets
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Unheralded but pleasant "Our Gang" outing
13 February 2001 | by (US) – See all my reviews

"Little Daddy" is one of the handful of Hal Roach "Our Gang/Little Rascals" talkies not to be shown on television. This is a shame, because there is nothing really offensive about the film. If anything, it shows how children of all races and backgrounds can band together against injustice.

Farina is the caretaker of a community church, Stymie is his little brother. Their father is in jail, so Farina is left to his own devices to take care of Stymie. The orphanage is planning to take Stymie away; can the Gang help Farina and Stymie in time?

Again, there is nothing really offensive about this film. If anything, it is enchanting and funny, particularly when Farina tries to tell Stymie the Bible story about Noah and the flood. People who would censor such a good film need to get a grip. 8 out of 10.


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