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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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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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Storyline

While the rest of the gang goes fishing, Spanky gets stuck babysitting.

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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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Trivia

This short's date of release is like a division or multiplication problem. Multiply day number (11) and March's month number, (3) and they equal 33, the last two digits of year, 1933. See more »

Quotes

Telephone operator: [referring to overheard radio broadcast] Boy, is he beatin' her up!
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Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

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Sliding
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Absolute classic short
17 October 2010 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

The greatest Our Gang short ever. 4 year old Spanky gets stuck babysitting with 6 toddlers - need I say more? It's nothing short of miraculous how Robert McGowan was able to get this on film. Included are scenes like a two-year-old standing on a table between two teetering towers of china, putting a china cup on one, watching it fall, then saying "Remarkable" on cue as the other one falls. This all in one take without any special effects or trick photography. Or how about Spanky's near-perfect retelling of a Tarzan movie, with one baby's random reaction of falling head-first off a chair and getting up unfazed. You couldn't film this today even if you had McGowan's genius. Remarkable!!


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