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Little Daddy (1931)

 -  Family | Comedy | Short  -  28 March 1931 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ...
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Mary Ann Jackson ...
Clifton Young ...
Bonedust (as Bobby Young)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Shirley Jean Rickert ...
Donald Haines ...
Douglas Greer ...
Our Gang member
George Reed ...
The Parson
Otto Fries ...
Orphan asylum agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chubby (singing voice)


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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Family | Comedy | Short





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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »


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

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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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