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Mike Fright (1934)

Passed  -  Short | Comedy | Family  -  25 August 1934 (USA)
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The gang attends a radio station amateur show.


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Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ...
Stymie (as Our Gang)
Scotty Beckett ...
Scotty (as Our Gang)
Tommy Bond ...
Tommy (as Our Gang)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
Alvin Buckelew ...
Alvin (as Our Gang)
Jackie Wilson ...
Jackie (as Our Gang)
Leonard Kibrick ...
Leonard (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Aulbach ...
Hula Dancer
Fern Carter ...
Radio Audition Audience Member
Bert Gordon ...
Charlie - Sound Technician
Charlie Hall ...
Elevator Operator
Marvin Hatley ...
Piano Player
William Irving ...
Isabel La Mal ...


The gang attends a radio station amateur show.

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Short | Comedy | Family | Music






Release Date:

25 August 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Little Broadcast  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Hal Roach's revenge
23 June 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

In 'Mike Fright' Spanky, Stymie and gang try to get on a radio amateur show as The International Silver String Submarine Band. They compete against a variety of different children, all groomed to perfection by unseen stage mothers. One has to think that 'Mike Fright' was, in a way, Hal Roach's revenge. One can only imagine the countless stage mother's and obnoxious children he had to deal with. Of course, the kids Roach made a part of his gang were not these kind of primped and polished little munchkins. He always went for just plain kids who loved to have fun. That's what makes the Our Gang shorts so great. Seeing the gang up against their exact opposites in this short makes for some great comedy. My favorite scene features Tommy Bond and Alvin Buckelew sabotaging Leonard Kibrick's trumpet performance by eating a lemon. Interesting to note that Bond and Kibrick would be partner's in crime as Butch and The Woim in later Our Gang Shorts.

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