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Free Wheeling (1932)

 -  Family | Comedy | Short  -  1 October 1932 (USA)
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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
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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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Release Date:

1 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sem Freio  »

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Sound Mix:

(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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Carolina Moon
by Joe Burke and Benny Davis
Acapella fragment sung by Matthew "Stymie" Beard"
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Hilarity As Our Gang Hits The Highway
15 March 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short. Rich kid Dickie has a stiff neck and his mother insists on treating him like an invalid. After his pal Stymie hears the doctor say that Dickie needs to get out & have some excitement in his life, Stymie takes him for a ride in the Gang's new taxi, which is operated by mule power. But the ornery critter breaks loose - leaving the vehicle without breaks. With a steep hill & dangerous curves ahead, it looks like little Dickie is in for plenty of excitement - now that they're FREE WHEELING.

This is a funny little film with a couple of very cute moments: Dickie & his nurse tricking each other into taking castor oil and Spanky's encounter with a monkey. The taxi itself is quite ingenious and should delight gadget-minded viewers.


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