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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Our Gang)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy (as Our Gang)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Our Gang)
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Dickie (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard ...
Cotton (as Our Gang)
Georgie Billings ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Dickie Jackson ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Uh-huh (as Our Gang)
Bobby DeWar ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Donald Haines ...
Toughie (as Our Gang)
Henry Hanna ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ...
Officer / Store proprietor
Harry Bowen ...
Audience member
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Storyline

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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

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Release Date:

17 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Batutinha e uma Lâmpada  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

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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Excellent example of pre-code stereotypes....
1 April 2007 | by (Fredrick, MD) – See all my reviews

"A lad an' a lamp" is considered to be a classic example of pre-code shorts. Hal Roach created the series in the 1920's and the early episodes were silent. Originally shown in theaters as "Our Gang" Comedies.

Originally distributed by MGM Early TV syndication packages included this title "uncut".

TV distributer: King Features In later years, the episode was heavily edited.

Eventually "pulled" from the series.

A very young Spanky, and a dapper Stymie shine in this short.

Given the chance to make wishes with a magic lamp, Stymie wishes for a watermelon....a BIG watermelon...

An Italian grocer rolls a watermelon to the kids..

Stymie wishes for fried chicken and to get his pappy out of jail.

Spanky changes Cotton into a monkey... (all he needs is a tail)

Uncut versions include: Scaring the cook from the diner.

Cook: Do you loves me honey???? Gimme the biggest kiss you've got...

Spanky: Gimme another pie, and this time keep your fingers out it...

Italian Grocer: Thats'a the monkey down at at the Theatre..."


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