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Sprucin' Up (1935)

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

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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)
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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)
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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
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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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1 June 1935 (USA)  »

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Good Night Ladies  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Just before Spanky begins doing chin-ups, Alfalfa tells him, "Anything you can do, I can do better." While certainly not trademarked, this catchy line may have inspired Irving Berlin to write the famous closing number of the popular Broadway musical, "Annie Get Your Gun," which did not debut until 1946, 11 years after this short subject. See more »

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References Sons of the Desert (1933) See more »

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Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Funny, despite some lulls.
25 March 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

In this Our Gang short, Spanky, Alfalfa and the Gang just can't stand the fact that their mothers are always trying to get them to wash their ears, and shine their shoes, and comb their hair, etc. That is, until a pretty young girl moves in across the street. She also happens to be daughter to the new truant officer. Several moderately funny moments lead up to the ultimate battle between Spanky and Alfalfa for the young girl's affection. The chin-up contest between them is very funny and is prime example of a great comic team at work. All in all, "Sprucin' Up" has it's share of lulls, but will still leave you smiling.


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