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Hook and Ladder (1932)

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The gang, while playing firemen, come upon a real fire.

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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)
Kendall McComas ...
Breezy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
...
Spanky (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
...
Dickie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Buddy McDonald ...
Speck (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Harold 'Bouncy' Wertz ...
Bouncy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Morgan ...
Fireman
Don Sandstrom ...
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The gang, while playing firemen, come upon a real fire.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

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Release Date:

27 August 1932 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)
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Quotes

Stymie: [Careening downhill in makeshift fire engine]
  • I don't know where we goin', but we're on our way.



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Referenced in The Little Rascals (1994) See more »

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Bells
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Oh My - What Fun!
21 May 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

What can you say? What more could you ask for? You've got Spanky, Stymie, and Dickie all at the top of their game...you've got the perfect supporting cast in Dorothy, Breezy, and Sherwood, plus the BEST collection of gadgets the gang has ever used. FIRE ENGINES! I was in heaven when I saw this short 30 some odd years ago and I'm in heaven when I see it with my 3 year old now!

Spanky absolutely steals the show here with the medicine gag and his constant harassment of the older kids...priceless! These little ones take direction like real pros...Their timing is dead on and every gag hits the mark - As many have said, you just don't see this kind of work today! Couple this with some real action as the gang puts their contraptions to work and battles "a real fire" and you've got one of the top 5 Little Rascals shorts of all time!

Most of this episode was shot over in the Palms area of West Los Angeles. The place where the gang battled the fire is still a vacant lot today. The real fire station shown in the film also still stands, LAFD Station 43, located on National Blvd. just east of Motor.


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