Stymie takes Dickie for a ride in his runaway car and cures his stiff neck.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy
Kendall McComas ...
...
...
Dickie
Jackie Lyn Dufton ...
Jacquie (as Jacquie Lyn)
Douglas Greer ...
Bobby Mallon ...
Kid paddled by Taxi Driver
Johnnie Mae Beard ...
Stymie's Mother
Estelle Etterre ...
Nurse
Creighton Hale ...
Dickie's Father
Theresa Harris ...
Maid
Wilfred Lucas ...
The Specialist
...
Dickie's Mother
Harry Bernard ...
Roadside Worker
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Stymie takes Dickie for a ride in his runaway car and cures his stiff neck.

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Family | Comedy | Short

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Approved

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1 October 1932 (USA)  »

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Sem Freio  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)
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Quotes

Dickie: Where are we going?
Stymie: [as home made taxi gathers speed down steep hill] I don't know brother, but we're on our way!
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Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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Intermezzo
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Free Wheeling was a pretty thrillingly funny Our Gang comedy
27 October 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Free Wheeling, is the one hundred seventeenth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the twenty-ninth talkie. This is also the first short to only have "Our Gang" as the series title with no "Hal Roach presents His Rascals" heading. It would remain this way for the rest of the series' theatrical run. (On television, however, the Hal Roach-produced talkie entries will be renamed "The Little Rascals" since only M-G-M owns the "Our Gang" title.) Dickie has been wearing a neck brace since, well, forever. The latest doctor says take it off and let him play with the rest of the gang but his over protective mother won't hear of it. When Stymie comes into Dickie's room, he lets him pay for a ride in the gang's mule-pushed taxi. He's not the only passenger on it, however-little Spanky and Jacquie also come along for the ride...This was another funny Our Gang comedy which climaxes with quite a thrilling ride though it's not too convincing since an obvious rear projection screen is used for the climax. No matter as there's enough humorous lines and scenes to keep one entertained throughout. So on that note, Free Wheeling is recommended.


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