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Release Date:
14 June 1932 (USA) See more »
The gang tries to save Petey from the dogcatcher. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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)

Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Kendall McComas ... Breezy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Harold 'Bouncy' Wertz ... Bouncy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)

George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Spanky)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ... Officer
Baldwin Cooke ... Diner Attendant
Estelle Etterre ... First Housewife
Budd Fine ... Budd - Dog Catcher
Artye Folz ... Girl Who Reads
Dick Gilbert ... Co-Worker at Dog Pound
Dickie Jackson ... Kid Who Throws Donut
May Wallace ... Second Housewife

Directed by
Robert F. McGowan  (as Robert McGowan)
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (dialogue)

Hal Roach  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Robert F. McGowan .... producer (as Robert McGowan)
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Leroy Shield (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier  (as Richard Currier)
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Greene .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Leroy Shield .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor (uncredited)
Harry Lucenay .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

USA:20 min (VHS version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Stymie:Ya ain't got any loose food layin' around that ya ain't usin', has ya, Mrs. Lady?See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
That Dogcatcher Sure Was Mean!, 3 November 2002
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I remember this Little Rascals short vividly. What I remember is that a mean dogcatcher comes along and takes Petey away from the kids and tells them it'll cost $5 to get him out and they'd better have it in a few hours or he'll be destroyed. So the kids go out searching for money. They find a dollar bill, which belonged to a lady coming out of the super market. She claimed the kids stole it. Spanky and Stymie go to get Petey but the dogcatcher claimed it was too late. Luckily, there was no gas in the macine so Petey was okay!

All I can say is that dogcatcher was really mean! I wonder if Budd Fine was hated after that performance. But it was a good performance because he could play a guy so hated by all. Oh, and a Happy 70th anniversary to The Pooch. It'll get as much recognition as any theatrical short from back then. Those Little Rascals got into all sorts of mischief, like remember the one where they explore a cave where a giant lives? Or the one where they build their own fire engine? Lot's of memories, but anyway, The Pooch was O.K., I really didn't like that dogcatcher. He was nasty, dispicable, and not only that, he wasn't even nice!


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