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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

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 »

Soundtracks

Look At Him Now
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Good Fun
9 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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

I watched this as part of a Super-8 movie event, so the version I watched may have had a few minutes clipped from the film (though with the full film being eighteen minutes, I doubt very much was removed).

There were some good jokes that stood the test of time, and got me cracking up. There is some issues with racial content, but honestly not as bad as you might think (at least what I saw). By no means did I get the impression that everyone from Borneo was a cannibal or wild. This is not really any more or less racist than anything else coming out in the 1930s.

The best part is definitely when the younger kid (Spanky?) is feeding the wild man from the pantry. While obviously edited, it is amusing to see the bottomless pit that is the cannibal's stomach.


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