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The Kid from Borneo (1933)

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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 ...
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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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Dickie (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete the Pup (as Our Gang)
Henry Hanna ...
Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Dickie Jackson ...
Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ...
Sideshow manager
Otto Fries ...
The Kids' Dad
Dick Gilbert ...
Worker
John Lester Johnson ...
Bumbo, 'The Wild Man From Borneo'
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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$21,500 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of the shorts that was removed from the Little Rascals television syndication temporarily, package due to its racial content. This and other racial shorts were re-added, back to the list, after being banned, for fifty years, more or less. 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 »

Soundtracks

Candy Candy
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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User Reviews

Little Rascals were cute
18 March 2008 | by (Hamilton OHIO) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing the original Our Gang Comedies (the silent films) on television in the Fifties. Joe Cobb, the little fat kid, was the leader at that time just as Spanky MacFarland became in the Thirties. Mary Kornman was a pretty little blonde girl who preceded Darla Hood as the sweetheart of the gang. Freckled faced Mickey Daniels was Alfalfa's predecessor and Farina was the only black child in the gang. Later would come Stymie and Buckwheat. The gang used to build soap box derby cars that would actually run and they had their own clubhouse. I think it was the inventiveness of the kids that actually appealed to the kids in the Fifties. How many of them had actually built a soapbox car with wheels that they took off the Irish Mail (Say What, it was an early scooter) or their sister's baby carriage. If their father was watching with them, perhaps he would recall building something like this as kids did back then. They had tree houses or club houses with signs that said "No Girls Allowed." Remember the Women Haters Club that Spanky started and Alfalfa couldn't join because Darla talked him out of it. That is what made the series cute and entertaining. The politically correct critics always look at everything in a modern sense. The stereotype was not meant to be mean, just a reflection of the times.


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