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The Kid from Borneo (1933)

 -  Family | Short | Comedy  -  15 April 1933 (USA)
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The gang goes to a circus sideshow to visit Dickie and Spanky's uncle, mistakenly believing he is "The Wild Man from Borneo."

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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Harry Bernard ...
Sideshow manager
Tommy Bond ...
Tommy
Dorothy DeBorba ...
Dorothy
Otto Fries ...
The Kid's Dad
Dick Gilbert ...
Worker
Henry Hanna ...
Our Gang Member
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Dickie Jackson ...
Our Gang Member
John Lester Johnson ...
Bumbo, "The Wild Man From Borneo"
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...
Dickie
Pete the Pup ...
Pete the Pup
May Wallace ...
The Kid's Mother
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Storyline

The gang goes to a circus sideshow to visit Dickie and Spanky's uncle, mistakenly believing he is "The Wild Man from Borneo."

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Genres:

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Release Date:

15 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Garoto de BornĂ©u  »

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Budget:

$21,500 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of the shorts that was removed from the Little Rascals television syndication package due to racial content. See more »

Goofs

During the ice box scene Spanky gives Bumbo the sardines, wieners, bologna, then a whole bowl of raw eggs that Bumbo eats shell and all. Then Spanky gives him Tabasco, vinegar, mustard and a gallon of port wine which Bumbo drinks without stopping. The camera cuts back to the amazed Spanky which shows the bowl of eggs full again. See more »

Quotes

Spanky: [thinking the wild man is going to eat him] You don't want to eat me... mom says I'm spoiled!
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Connections

Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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Possibly the funniest Little Rascals film
10 April 2004 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

This one is as un-PC as they come, but it is quite possibly the funniest Little Rascals short ever made. The kids mistake "the Wild Man from Borneo" for "Uncle George" and some of the lines and actions that follow are priceless. Spanky is the main Rascal in this one, but Stymie has the funniest bits. This would never be made today and I am surprised that it was made back then. A black man chasing white kids with a large knife seems odd for the time even though it was a comedy setting and we are told up front that the wild man wouldn't hurt a fly. What is so refreshing about this and other Little Rascal shorts is how innocent the kids seem. A far cry from the wise cracking kids today who always outsmart the adults. Do not miss this one.


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