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Release Date:
15 April 1933 (USA) See more »
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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." | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie
Harry Bernard ... Sideshow manager
Tommy Bond ... Tommy
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy
Otto Fries ... The Kid's Dad
Dick Gilbert ... Worker
Henry Hanna ... Our Gang Member
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer
Dickie Jackson ... Our Gang Member
John Lester Johnson ... Bumbo, "The Wild Man From Borneo"

George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky

Dickie Moore ... Dickie
Pete the Pup ... Pete the Pup
May Wallace ... The Kid's Mother
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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
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia:
This was one of the shorts that was removed from the Little Rascals television syndication package due to racial content.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Spanky is a comic genius, 18 March 1999
Author: Squonk from Denver, CO

If given the difficult task of choosing the very best of the Our Gang comedies "The Kid from Borneo" would certainly be in the running. In this short, Dickie, Dorothy, and Spanky mistake a wild-man from Borneo for their uncle George. This wild-man has a taste for candy, so when he sees Stymie snacking on candy he pursues the gang, shouting "Yum yum, eat 'em up" the whole way. Of course the gang thinks he wants to eat them. The highlight of this film has to be Spanky's kitchen encounter with the wild-man. The scene is proof that Spanky was a child actor of amazing comic ability. Some of his reactions are so subtle yet hilarious you would think he had spent years studying the great comic actors of the time.

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