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Spanky (1932)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  26 March 1932 (USA)
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While staging a play, Spanky finds his father's hiding place for the family "fortune."

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Spanky (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Sherwood Bailey ...
Spud / Ophelia (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie / Uncle Tom / Topsy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy / Little Eva (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer / Marks the Lawyer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Kendall McComas ...
Breezy Brisbane / Simon Legree (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Spanky's father
Douglas Greer ...
Speck
Bobby Mallon ...
Rowdy Kid In Audience
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While staging a play, Spanky finds his father's hiding place for the family "fortune."

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Scenes from Spanky's actual screen test - his chasing bugs with a hammer, and then taking a bath - were included as part of the story. See more »

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Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

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Dash And Dot
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Spanky marks the first time a talkie Our Gang short is named after one of its characters
25 October 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Spanky, is the one hundred thirteenth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the twenty-fifth talkie. The beginning is actually the screen test directed by James W. Horne of the little tyke that got great reactions from the studio brass including Roach himself who signed Spanky to a five-year contract. He's chasing a bug with a toy shotgun (I think) and a hammer. Then we transition to a talkie remake of Uncle Tom's Uncle with most of the same gags intact. Oh, and Billy Gilbert-previously in Shiver My Timbers, Dogs Is Dogs, and Free Eats-plays Spanky's father here. I'll just say this was another very funny Our Gang short mainly because of Spanky. There was also a very funny sound effect of someone "crying" in the play. I think I've said enough so that's definitely a recommendation.


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