While staging a play, Spanky finds his father's hiding place for the family "fortune."

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Cast

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Spanky (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Sherwood Bailey ...
Spud / Ophelia (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Stymie / Uncle Tom / Topsy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Dorothy / Little Eva (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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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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26 March 1932 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Debut of Tommy Bond. He would go on to appear in a total of 27 Our Gang shorts over the next eight years, concluding with Bubbling Troubles (1940), that was produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, aka MGM. See more »

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

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Bride's Song
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Puttin' On A Play With The Little Rascals
17 April 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

Little SPANKY is a real pill & the bane of older brother Brisbane's existence. Forced to baby-sit while the Rascals put on their production of Uncle Tom's Cabin, he's not surprised when the little tyke makes a shambles of the proceedings. But then Spanky discovers a hidden horde of cash...

This very funny little film was made to showcase newcomer Spanky - and his bug hunt & money tossing are hilarious - but the talents of Stymie are equally on display as he portrays both Uncle Tom & Topsy in the play. That's Billy Gilbert as Spanky's pop.


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