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The kids help capture a family of thieves.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sherwood Bailey ...
Spud (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Kendall McComas ...
Brisbane (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
...
Spanky (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Baker ...
Detective's assistant
Harry Bernard ...
Officer Flaherty
Patsy Britten ...
Little girl
Lillian Elliott ...
Mrs. Stanford L. Clark
Estelle Etterre ...
Estelle
...
Elvira, 'wife' of the head of the family of thieves
Otto Fries ...
Detective
...
Head of the family of thieves
Donald Haines ...
Kid Wanting Cake
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Storyline

The kids help capture a family of thieves.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

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Release Date:

13 February 1932 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The kids' clubhouse was called the "Frog Pond Country Club". See more »

Quotes

Smaller midget: [after detective spits chewing tobacco into wastebasket in which he is hiding] Say, flatfoot, call your shots!
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Connections

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

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Nothing At All
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Free Eats marked the debut of one George Robert Phillips McFarland-Spanky-in the Our Gang series
25 October 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Free Eats, is the one hundred twelfth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the twenty-fourth talkie. A wealthy society woman is throwing a party for all the poor kids...in order to help her husband's political campaign. So Breezy, Wheezer, Dorothy, Stymie, and Spanky arrive for the treats. Also arriving are some "fidgits" (Stymie's word)-disguised as infants-and their "parents"-one of whom is Billy Gilbert who previously appeared in Shiver My Timbers and Dogs Is Dogs-who intend to steal some jewelry...As always in these early talkies, Stymie steals the show with most of his quips and how refreshing is seeing his character be the one who sees through the fake babies' facade compared to the way his race was often portrayed at the time. And how cute little Spanky-in his series debut-is with his rambling on various subjects and also when he's with a monkey! So on that note, Free Eats was another funny Our Gang short. P.S. Wheezer is noticeably reduced in screen time here. I'm guessing this is his status in the remaining eps in the series.


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