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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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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 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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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of the very best, 24 March 2007
Author: Braves21688 from Memphis, Tennessee

Millions of children howled with delight when they saw this film on television in the 50's, and its just as funny today! Although there is arguably a subtle anti-miscegenation message here-what would happen if white children actually had a black uncle?-you must understand that sex, not race, was the taboo topic then, and 1930's audiences would have thought this perfectly appropriate comic fare, but would have been shocked and offended by what we would regard as the mildest of sexual innuendo found in current comedies! Children, however, are impressed by the madcap frenetic pace of the film, and the musical score that matches the action so perfectly-it is a work of true artistry in this regard. Most of the best Our Gang comedies have a racial theme-check out "Little Sinner" or"A Lad and a Lamp", for example. The comedy is nonetheless excellent-it's a marvel that they did so well on such a small budget. Anyone who can't appreciate these films is wound a little too tightly.

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