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Forgotten Babies (1933)

 -  Family | Short | Comedy  -  11 March 1933 (USA)
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While the rest of the gang goes fishing, Spanky gets stuck babysitting.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Our Gang)
Tommy Bond ...
Tommy (as Our Gang)
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy (as Our Gang)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (as Our Gang)
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Dickie (as Our Gang)
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Uh-huh (as Our Gang)
Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard ...
Cotton (as Our Gang)
Dickie Jackson ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
David Holt ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Dickie Hutchins ...
Kid who says 'Remarkable' (as Our Gang)
Tommy McFarland ...
Baby jumping on bed (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ...
Officer
Estelle Etterre ...
Telephone Operator (as Belle Hare)
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While the rest of the gang goes fishing, Spanky gets stuck babysitting.

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Plot Keywords:

children | our gang

Genres:

Family | Short | Comedy

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Release Date:

11 March 1933 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Telephone operator: [referring to overheard radio broadcast] Boy, is he beatin' her up!
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Surprisingly timeless fun
27 November 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a really great short from Hal Roach. This is because of two main reasons: The littlest kids in the short are among the cutest to have ever been on film and the plot has so many funny and well-written elements.

As for the littlest of the Little Rascals, I honestly can't think of a cuter kid than Spanky at about age four. Despite being a rather chubby and unattractive kid in later years, he was just precious here. And, placing the little tiny boy in charge of babysitting the even younger kids was not only funny, but once again high on the cute factor.

After the older kids blackmail Spanky into doing this awful babysitting job, all kinds of funny mayhem breaks loose. The gags are pretty effective and well-done for the time--with an accidental crank call involving a murder and a final scene where Spanky FINALLY gets control of the little ones being the most memorable. I haven't seen these shorts in many decades and I am glad I gave this one a chance.


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