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Release Date:
1 June 1935 (USA) See more »
An officer moves into the neighborhood, and everybody wants to get friendly with his daughter. | Add synopsis »
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Funny, despite some lulls. See more (4 total) »


  (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Approved (PCA #738)

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) (TV)See more »
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Funny, despite some lulls., 25 March 1999
Author: Squonk from Denver, CO

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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