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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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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 See more (12 total) »


  (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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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
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

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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