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Release Date:
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
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 package due to racial content.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 »
Movie Connections:
Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) (V)See more »


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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Very delightful entertainment, 31 July 2005
Author: (signdesign) from United States

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially the kitchen-refrigerator scene where the "Wildman" eats the eggs & everything else. Spanky is in high form. Hal Roach was a real genius. The ending could have been a little better, though. Would have liked to seen it run a little longer, as well. Although a little short thats what these were designed at. Personally do not see anything "Politically incorrect" about it. Folks are just too sensitive now days. See something wrong where nothing is. Movie is an accurate depiction of those times. Totally innocent & very entertaining fare. Especially interesting is the historical perspective - carnival sideshows & living conditions during that time.

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