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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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Credited cast:
Johnnie Mae Beard ...
Stymie's mother
Harry Bernard ...
Roadside Worker
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Jimmy Daniels ...
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Bobby DeWar ...
Jackie Lyn Dufton ...
Jacquie (as Jacquie Lyn)
Estelle Etterre ...
Dick Gilbert ...
Roadside worker
Douglas Greer ...
Our Gang member
Creighton Hale ...
Dickie's father
Theresa Harris ...
Jack Hill ...
Officer sent skyward
Ham Kinsey ...
Roadside worker


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

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Family | Comedy | Short






Release Date:

1 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sem Freio  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)
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Did You Know?


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 »


Carolina Moon
by Joe Burke and Benny Davis
Acapella fragment sung by Matthew "Stymie" Beard"
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Perfect Episode to showcase the Rascals to the next Generation!
4 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One day I was talking to friends of my own generation (The Baby Boomers)and we got on to the subject of The Little Rascals and how we enjoyed the episodes after school. My Daughter had never heard of them and was curious to view the aforementioned program. Mainly do to the fact that we spoke with a fondness for the show. My Father-in-Law had in his VHS collection, the CABIN FEVER edition of The Little Rascals.My Daughter has a very short attention span and I had to choose which episode to showcase. Free Wheeling was a no Brainer!The opening scene show the life of a poor rich kid played by Dickie Moore.Dickie is home bound with a stiff neck and is under the care of a nurse.The breakfast scene is cute and a bit racy as Dickie tackles the nurse on the floor to the disdain of his pompous overly protective Mother who has her own Ideas on his son's well being. Despite the reasoning of the Family Physician and husband who suggests he goes out and plays, Mother wants to hear anything of the sort especially playing with "THAT COLORED BOY!" Stymie.Stymie is Dick's closest friend and part owner and Radio announcer of the cab. That Taxi cab complete with mule and punching bag makes you want the meter to run all day. My daughter was immediately captivated by the contraption. Dick leaves his Mansion for the badly needed excitement and jumps into a mule less cab with little Spanky, Jackie and Mischievous Monkey due to an unfortunate overdose of Polish The mule runs off and gives his final notice.Dick wants to see the fracas but his neck is stiff so Stymie gives it a twist and the cure is sealed. A light bulb pops on top of Stymies head and plan B goes into action. Stymie takes a rope and ties onto a moving truck and off go our kids for the ride of their lives through the mountainous streets of Los Angeles. The cab reeks havoc hitting a cop,balloons,tires and finally ending up to safe finish in a hay stack. This is an episode you NEVER get tired of and take the extra 15 minutes to watch over and over again. One of Hal Roach's finest works with the kids and a MUST SEE for future generations.

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