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Dickie throws a birthday party to try to raise money to buy his mother a birthday present.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Our Gang)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy (as Our Gang)
Kendall McComas ...
Breezy Brisbane (as Our Gang)
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Dickie (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard ...
Cotton (as Our Gang)
Jackie Lyn Dufton ...
Jacquie (as Jacquie Lyn)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hooper Atchley ...
John, the inconsiderate father
Carlena Beard ...
Harry Bernard ...
Store proprietor
Georgie Billings ...
Boy with powder in mouth
Gordon Douglas ...
Delivery boy
Edith Fellows ...
Girl with string in mouth
Douglas Greer ...
First boy squirted
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Dickie throws a birthday party to try to raise money to buy his mother a birthday present.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

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Release Date:

12 November 1932 (USA)  »

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| (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

After Jacquie drops the mousetrap into the cake batter, it suddenly disappears and is replaced by a black object in a different location. In the next shot of the cake batter, both items are missing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Spanky: I don't like mush!
John: You'll eat that mush and like it!
Spanky: I'll eat it but I don't like it!
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Connections

References Jubilo, Jr. (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Old Days
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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One of the best!
11 August 2004 | by (Salisbury, NC) – See all my reviews

The best of the "Our Gang", "Little Rascals" short films. The sound effects of the cake as it comes out of the oven are hilarious. The mess in the house was awful, but necessary for Dickie to get the money for the birthday dress for his mother (and the man at the store threw in the shoes for nothing!)

Everybody won in this episode; The father learned an important lesson, Dickie was able to buy the dress, the gang had a great time at the party, the mom was so happy that her son would think this much of her to spend all the time and effort to get the dress, the dress shop owner made a little money and Spanky is all dressed up to go to church!

Watch it over and over again!


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