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15 April 1933 (USA) See more »
The gang goes to a circus sideshow to visit Dickie and Spanky's uncle, mistakenly believing he is "The Wild Man from Borneo." | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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)

George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)

Dickie Moore ... 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

Directed by
Robert F. McGowan  (as Robert McGowan)
Produced by
Robert F. McGowan .... producer (as Robert McGowan)
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Bert Jordan 
Sound Department
James Greene .... recording engineer
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer
Music Department
Bert Jordan .... music editor (uncredited)
Leroy Shield .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Tony Campanaro .... animal trainer
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor
Hal Roach .... presenter

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18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Spanky:[thinking the wild man is going to eat him] You don't want to eat me... mom says I'm spoiled!See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) (V)See more »
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Good Fun, 9 September 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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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