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For Pete's Sake! (1934)

Passed  |   |  Family, Comedy, Short  |  14 April 1934 (USA)
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The kids try to raise money to buy a doll for Marianne.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Wally Albright ...
Wally (as Our Gang)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Our Gang)
Scotty Beckett ...
Scotty (as Our Gang)
Tommy Bond ...
Tommy (as Our Gang)
...
Spanky (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Carlena Beard ...
Carolina (as Our Gang)
Marianne Edwards ...
Marianne (as Our Gang)
Leonard Kibrick ...
Leonard (as Our Gang)
Philbrook Lyons ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Jacqueline Taylor ...
Jane (as Our Gang)
...
Kid (as Our Gang)
Edmund Corthell ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Barbara Goodrich ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Holmes ...
Fred
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The kids try to raise money to buy a doll for Marianne.

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Family | Comedy | Short

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Release Date:

14 April 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pelo Amor de Pete  »

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(VHS)

Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[repeated line - after the older boys' schemes fail miserably]
Scotty Beckett: They'll never learn.
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Referenced in House Party (1990) See more »

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Flivver Flops
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Good Rascals outing featuring Pete The Pup
8 September 2002 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Little Marianne is ill, and is comforted by the Gang and by her doll. Bratty Leonard breaks Marianne's doll, and the Gang must find her a new one before she goes to bed.

The Gang goes to a toy store, run by Leonard's father. They don't have the money to buy a doll, but Leonard's father strikes a deal with them; he'll trade a doll for Pete the Pup. The deal goes off until Pete destroys the toy store!

"For Pete's Sake" provides comedy, drama, and a cliffhanger with pleasant results. Several funny moments occur; one such scene features the Gang doing yardwork in an effort to raise the money for the doll. They end up destroying a rug in the process!

The effort to team Spanky McFarland and Scotty Beckett fully developed in this short. They were the observant and knowing younger Gang members compared to Wally and Stymie, the older boys who think they know more than Scotty and Spanky. An example of this takes place at the beginning of the short. Wally is filling Marianne's dolly with sawdust, unaware that it's running out of the doll into his pants. Scotty and Spanky know, but Wally can't be bothered with them - until he notices how puffy his pants have become!

Paced well and ably directed by Gus Meins, the short also features standout performances by Spanky, Scotty, and William Wagner as the storekeeper. Funny throughout. 7 out of 10.


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