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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:[praying to save his dog from the pound] Dear Lord, that Petey is the only friend I've got. I just gotta have five dollars somehow.
[a five-dollar bill blows out of a woman's hand and, floating about a block down the street, lands a few feet in front of where Stymie is sitting]
Stymie:Boy, that's what I call service!
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Slow moving but worth the wait, 27 January 1999
Author: Squonk from Denver, CO

This Our Gang short takes it's time. The film opens with Stymie and Spanky searching for some food and eventually leads into a plot involving the gang trying to save Pete from the dog catcher. A scene involving Stymie trying to peel an artichoke is a classic. Another highlight is a scene in which Spanky plays with Pete the pooch. No doubt this was just a case of letting the camera role while the little boy played with the dog, but it sure is funny. You'll laugh, just be patient with it.

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