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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:
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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:

Family | Short | Comedy

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Release Date:

15 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Garoto de Bornéu  »

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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

Bumbo, "The Wild Man From Borneo": Yum-Yum! Eat 'em up!
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Connections

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

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One of the very best
24 March 2007 | by (Memphis, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Millions of children howled with delight when they saw this film on television in the 50's, and its just as funny today! Although there is arguably a subtle anti-miscegenation message here-what would happen if white children actually had a black uncle?-you must understand that sex, not race, was the taboo topic then, and 1930's audiences would have thought this perfectly appropriate comic fare, but would have been shocked and offended by what we would regard as the mildest of sexual innuendo found in current comedies! Children, however, are impressed by the madcap frenetic pace of the film, and the musical score that matches the action so perfectly-it is a work of true artistry in this regard. Most of the best Our Gang comedies have a racial theme-check out "Little Sinner" or"A Lad and a Lamp", for example. The comedy is nonetheless excellent-it's a marvel that they did so well on such a small budget. Anyone who can't appreciate these films is wound a little too tightly.


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