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A Lad an' a Lamp (1932)

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The gang finds what they think is a magic lamp.


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Credited cast:
Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard ...
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Harry Bernard ...
Officer / Store proprietor
Georgie Billings ...
Our Gang member
Harry Bowen ...
Audience member
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Bobby DeWar ...
Our Gang member
Dick Gilbert ...
Officer / Dick, construction worker
Donald Haines ...
Henry Hanna ...
Our Gang member
Jack Hill ...
Audience member / Officer
Florence Hoskins ...
Cook's girlfriend
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Dickie Jackson ...
Our Gang member


Filled with stories of Aladdin's magic lamp, the gang starts rubbing every lamp in sight in hopes of finding the one with the magic. A series of coincidences leads the gang to think they've found the magic lamp, and a helpful vaudeville magician augments the illusion. After Spanky decides to wish that Stymie's little brother Cotton was a monkey, an escaped chimpanzee shows up and frightens Cotton away. The gang believes the wish has come true and mayhem ensues as they try to keep the police from shooting the runaway simian. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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Family | Comedy | Short





Release Date:

17 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Lad an' a Lamp  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Spanky: [rubbing a lamp] I wish Cotton was a monkey, I wish Cotton was a monkey.
Spanky: [to Cotton] Hey Cotton, I wish you were a monkey.
Cotton: Okay.
Stymie: Hey, be careful what your wishin' for, that lamp might work.
Spanky: All he needs is a tail.
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1 December 2000 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

This has got to be the funniest of the Little Rascals series. The monkey actually appears to be drunk (he finds a bottle of liquor). Spanky is also naturally at his best in this one. The scene where the monkey kisses the cook is hilarious too. If you can find it, check it out!!

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