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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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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)
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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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Trivia

The newspaper that Mr. Jones is reading on the stoop is the same prop newspaper that was used in the Laurel and Hardy film, "Sons of the Desert" (1933) because the headline reads "HONOLULU LINER SINKING! FOUNDERS IN TYPHOON" in both films. See more »

Quotes

Spanky: Say, who's this funny lookin' monkey?
Alfalfa: That happens to be me, partner!
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Connections

References Sons of the Desert (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain
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Traditional
Arranged by Marvin Hatley
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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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