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Shrimps for a Day (1934)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Family | 8 December 1934 (USA)
A magic lamp lets a young couple become kids again and exposes a mean old man who runs his orphanage like a prison.

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Stymie (as Our Gang)
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Scotty (as Our Gang)
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Eileen Bernstein ...
Girl eating cake (as Our Gang)
Alvin Buckelew ...
Alvin (as Our Gang)
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Marianne (as Our Gang)
Gordon Evans ...
Kid Who Finds Lamp (as Our Gang)
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Leonard (as Our Gang)
Donald Proffitt ...
Kid eating cake (as Our Gang)
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Jane (as Our Gang)
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Jerry (as Our Gang)
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George Brasno ...
Dick as a child
Olive Brasno ...
Mary as a child
Richard Brasno ...
Mr. Crutch as a child (as Dick Brasno)
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A fantasy-departure from the norm in the series as the Kids are all orphans in a home that is ran like a prison by Mr. Crutch, except when he is trying to impress wealthy sponsors such as Mrs. McWade, her daughter Mary and Mary's fiancée Dick. Mary is so impressed with Mr. Crutch's "operation" and how happy the kids appear to be, and wishes she could be a kid again and share in all the fun. She gets her wish. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Teeter-Totter
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by Leroy Shield
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A wonderful though not standard Our Gang short
15 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the plot is highly predictable and the villain a bit too melodramatic, this short contains some truly great early special effects of people morphing between child and adult. The performances by the child actors of the Gang are typical of their usual cute mugging for the camera, but the performances of George Brasno and Olive Brasno as the two adults turned children are brilliant. The children of the Gang are reduced to comic supporting roles to the straight leads played by the two Brasnos, and that makes this short work all the better as it relies less on "cute kids" antics and utilizes true acting to carry the story.


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