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The Kid from Borneo (1933)

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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Stymie (as Our Gang)
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Tommy (as Our Gang)
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Dorothy (as Our Gang)
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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 ...
May Wallace ...
The Kids' Mother
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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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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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Sound Mix:

(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, due to its offensive racial stereotyping. This and other similar shorts were added back to the list after being banned for almost 50 years. 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: How's things down in Borneo?
[the Wild man growls]
Spanky: Yeah, things are bad every place!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Flivver Flops
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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The Kid from Borneo, despite some uncomfortable moments concerning some characterizations thought of a certain race at the time, is one of the funniest of the Our Gang shorts
5 November 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, The Kid from Borneo, is the one hundred twenty-second in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the thirty-fourth talkie. In this one, the uncle of Spanky, Dickie, and Dorothy is supposed to come to town with a traveling sideshow. The mother is anxious to see him again but the father, not so much. The gang ends up going to the place the show's at but they miss him and sees this child-like man who loves candy but is mistaken for Spanky's uncle and also a cannibal...Okay, the fact that the "uncle" is black and primitive in characterization may give one pause watching today but otherwise, this was one of the most hilarious shorts in the series yet especially when Spanky and Stymie are involved! So on that note, I highly recommend The Kid from Borneo. P.S. This was Tommy Bond's second appearance in the series but the first in which he has lines.


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