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1 June 1935 (USA) See more »
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An officer moves into the neighborhood, and everybody wants to get friendly with his daughter. | Add synopsis »
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Sprucin' Up is a hilarious entry in the Our Gang series concerning the rivalry of Spanky and Alfalfa See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Scotty Beckett ... Scotty (as Our Gang)

George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Alfalfa (as Our Gang)

Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... 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
Bess Flowers ... Scotty's mother
Leota Lorraine ... Spanky's mother

Lillian Rich ... Mrs. Jones
Viola Richard ... Second pedestrian (unconfirmed)
Gertrude Sutton ... Alfalfa's mother

Directed by
Gus Meins 
 
Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
 
Film Editing by
Louis McManus 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Casey .... makeup artist
Peggy Zardo .... hair stylist
 
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor
Bob Saunders .... props
William Stevens .... property department
 
Sound Department
William Randall .... recording engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... process department (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer
 
Music Department
Louis McManus .... music editor (uncredited)
Leroy Shield .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tony Campanaro .... animal trainer
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor
Fred Purner .... publicist
Hal Roach .... presenter
 

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USA:20 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #738)

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References Sons of the Desert (1933)See more »
Soundtrack:
In My CanoeSee more »

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Sprucin' Up is a hilarious entry in the Our Gang series concerning the rivalry of Spanky and Alfalfa, 28 November 2014
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

This Hal Roach comedy short, Sprucin' Up, is the one hundred thirty-seventh in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the forty-ninth talkie. In this one, Spanky, Alfalfa, and Scotty don't like to wash up when going outside...until the truant officer moves into the neighborhood with a little girl they all get smitten over. Spank manages to distract the others away from the girl but once inside-Alfalfa manages to also sneak in, leading to a rivalry between them over her. I'll stop there and just say this was another hilarious entry in the series especially when Spanky and Alfalfa trade dialogue. The girl, Marianne Edwards, is cute enough but isn't the heartthrob that Darla Hood would eventually become when she arrived several shorts later...

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