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Release Date:
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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Cast

 
Scotty Beckett ... Scotty
Harry Bernard ... Officer Riley
Alvin Buckelew ... Alvin
James P. Burtis ... Real estate agent
Lester Dorr ... First pedestrian (unconfirmed)
Marianne Edwards ... Miss Jones, the new girl
Dick Elliott ... Mr. Jones
Bess Flowers ... Scotty's mother
Robert Lentz ... Our Gang Member
Leota Lorraine ... Spanky's mother

George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky
Donald Proffitt
Pete the Pup ... Pete

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

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Alfalfa
Harold Switzer ... Harold

Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat
Jerry Tucker ... Percy
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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)

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References Sons of the Desert (1933)See more »

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Fair., 24 January 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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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