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The First Round-Up (1934)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Short | 5 May 1934 (USA)
The gang packs up for a camping trip to Cherry Creek two miles from their home, but to them it is the wilderness. After night falls, the hooting owls and croaking frogs conjure up visions ... See full summary »

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Wally (as Our Gang)
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Stymie (as Our Gang)
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Scotty (as Our Gang)
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Tommy (as Our Gang)
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Cullen Johnson ...
Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Philbrook Lyons ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Willie Mae Taylor ...
Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Billy Wolfstone ...
Marvin (as Our Gang)
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Billy, Wally's father
Zoila Conan ...
Wally's mother
Marvin Strin ...
Kid (unconfirmed)
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Jane
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Kid emptying canteens
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The gang packs up for a camping trip to Cherry Creek two miles from their home, but to them it is the wilderness. After night falls, the hooting owls and croaking frogs conjure up visions of spooks. When a thunderstorm hits, they all scurry for home. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Family | Comedy | Short

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5 May 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ungerne på lejrtur  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Wally: Say ain't you kids a little far away from us over there?
Scotty: Nope.
Wally: You won't like it way over there when it gets dark.
Stymie: Yeah why don't you be society like? Come on over.
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Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!
(uncredited)
Music by George Frederick Root
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Take A Laugh-Packed Camp Out With The Little Rascals
14 March 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short. When the older Rascals go on a camping trip, inspired by their Western heroes, they refuse to allow the little Kids to come along. Arriving footsore at their destination, Cherry Creek, they find they've brought no food. The big jar of jelly brought by the little Kids -who beat them there by hitchhiking - is the cause of a mad scramble. Strange noises, wild critters, glowing eyes, fleas & a terrific lightning storm ensure all the Rascals won't forget THE FIRST ROUND-UP.

A typically hilarious entry in the Hal Roach series. Spanky & Stymie, as always, are first rate. This was one of the early films in which Buckwheat was played by a little girl, although Billie Thomas does make an appearance as an unnamed toddler.


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