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Sprucin' Up (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Short  |  1 June 1935 (USA)
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An officer moves into the neighborhood, and everybody wants to get friendly with his daughter.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Scotty Beckett ...
Scotty (as Our Gang)
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Alvin Buckelew ...
Alvin (as Our Gang)
Marianne Edwards ...
Miss Jones, the new girl (as Our Gang)
Robert Lentz ...
Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Donald Proffitt ...
Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Harold Switzer ...
Harold (as Our Gang)
Jerry Tucker ...
Percy (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ...
Officer Riley
James P. Burtis ...
Real estate agent
Lester Dorr ...
First pedestrian (unconfirmed)
Dick Elliott ...
Mr. Jones
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An officer moves into the neighborhood, and everybody wants to get friendly with his daughter.

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Comedy | Family | Short

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Release Date:

1 June 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Good Night Ladies  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The newspaper that Mr. Jones is reading on the stoop is the same prop newspaper that was used in the Laurel and Hardy feature Sons of the Desert (1933). You can tell by the headline reading "HONOLULU LINER SINKING! FOUNDERS IN TYPHOON." See more »

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References Sons of the Desert (1933) See more »

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In My Canoe
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Music by Leroy Shield
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24 January 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the second Our Gang comedy with Alfalfa--and the first where he was a co-star. The film begins with the boys being messy and dirty old boys. However, when a cute little girl moves in the neighborhood, the boys quickly clean up their act. Spanky quickly rushes over to the house and meets the father (Dick Elliot) and soon invites himself inside to see the daughter. Once inside the house, however, Spanky finds that Alfalfa is already there and the two rivals spend the rest of the film trying to one-up the other and impress the girl.

While not a terrible idea for a film, this one suffers from not going particularly anywhere once the rivals meet. A cute idea that simple didn't deliver much in the way of laughs.

By the way, you may well recognize Dick Elliot, as he was a very familiar face on TV--playing a lot of folks, including the mayor on "The Andy Griffith Show".


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