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Free Wheeling (1932)

Approved  |   |  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 ...
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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
...
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

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Approved
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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?

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 »

Soundtracks

Dash And Dot
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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One of the best, and most anti-racist, of all Rascals films
14 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are those who complain about the supposed racism of the Our Gang/Little Rascals films. This one dispels a lot of that.

This is where rich kid Dickie is hampered by his overprotective mother, who despises Stymie, who she refers to as "That colored boy" and a "street urchin," but the two bond nonetheless and without spoiling it, let's just say that Stymie's actions in this film changes the snooty mother's mind.

Not only is this a nice and somewhat subtle message about friendship across lines of race and class, but the film is good and funny to boot. The gang's makeshift cab, their encounter with the drunken mule, Spanky playing with the monkey, the wild taxi chase, and the gag with the midgets and the car (you have to see this, although it's in pretty good taste). While there is no racism here, this is certainly RASCALism at its best!


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