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Writer:
H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Release Date:
14 June 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The gang tries to save Petey from the dogcatcher. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Spanky)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sherwood Bailey ... Spud

Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie
Harry Bernard ... Officer
Baldwin Cooke ... Diner Attendant
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy
Estelle Etterre ... First Housewife
Budd Fine ... Budd - Dog Catcher
Artye Folz ... Girl Who Reads
Dick Gilbert ... Co-Worker at Dog Pound
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer
Dickie Jackson ... Kid Who Throws Donut
Kendall McComas ... Breezy
May Wallace ... Second Housewife
Harold 'Bouncy' Wertz ... Bouncy
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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

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

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Quotes:
Stymie:Ya ain't got any loose food layin' around that ya ain't usin', has ya, Mrs. Lady?See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Love My Dog (1927)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A personal favorite, 15 July 2001
Author: wem

While it is usually pointless to choose favorite episodes of any continuing series, it is also irresistible. "The Pooch" happens to be my favorite movie from the OUR GANG/LITTLE RASCALS short subject series. Its blend of tear-jerking melodrama, comedy and social commentary epitomizes the strength of Hal Roach's RASCALS series.

While there is undeniable racial stereotyping in many of the OUR GANG shorts which makes for uncomfortable viewing today, the usual intent of the films (besides belly laughter and the occasional tear) was to break down barriers: both racial and socio-economic. Never was this more obvious than in "The Pooch" in which a black kid (Stymie) appears to be the older brother of a white kid (Spanky). And where both, quite poor and hungry (but never grim or humorless), explain to a counterman when he asks how they expect to get food with no money, "Well, we don't 'specks it, we just want it."

On a side note, this was also the last appearance of a descendent of the original Petie (the bull terrier with a circle around his eye). For whatever reason Petie's trainer and Hal Roach parted company after this short, and all future Peties were in fact impostors.

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