MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 31,484 this week

Divot Diggers (1936)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 88 users  
Reviews: 6 user

When the caddies at the local golf course go on strike, the gang steps in to earn some money.

Director:

(as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 108 titles
created 27 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1408 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1302 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 
a list of 3567 titles
created 01 Jun 2014
 
a list of 7092 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Divot Diggers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Divot Diggers (1936)

Divot Diggers (1936) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Divot Diggers.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The gang promises to keep away from girls on St. Valentine's Day, but Alfalfa can't resist Darla.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Hi'-Neighbor! (1934)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The gang decides to build their own fire engine.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The gang, while playing firemen, come upon a real fire.

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba
Arbor Day (1936)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Truant officers mistake 2 midgets for members of the gang.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A lonely, rich, hypochondriac is celebrating her 65th birthday in the same manner in which she observes the other 364 days of the year by complaining, berating her servants, taking her ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

While trying to track down Butch, Spanky and Alfalfa get caught up in a dance recital.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Our Gang put on their own production of "Romeo and Juliet", with some lines from "Hamlet" and a strong man act thrown in for good measure. Buckwheat saves the day by playing Juliet ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
Spanky (1932)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While staging a play, Spanky finds his father's hiding place for the family "fortune."

Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Alfalfa and our gang try to win fifty dollars on a radio contest, Alfalfa sings and wins the fifty dollars.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When they overhear Miss Witherspoon, the school superintendent, say that nothing short of an epidemic will allow the school to be closed for a week, the Our Gang conspire to fake illness. ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The gang runs away from home, but meet up with a kindly old couple.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Darla (as Our Gang)
...
Porky (as Our Gang)
...
Spanky (as Our Gang)
...
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
...
Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Patsy May ...
Baby (as Baby Patsy May)
Harold Switzer ...
Harold (as Our Gang)
Jiggs ...
Chimpanzee (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Bletcher ...
Bill, Third Golfer
Hubert Diltz ...
Tractor driver
Tom Dugan ...
Fourth Golfer
Jack Hatfield ...
Mr. Hatfield, Caddy Master
Jack Hill ...
Golfer
Leonard Kibrick ...
Caddy
Edit

Storyline

When the caddies at the local golf course go on strike, the gang steps in to earn some money.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 February 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ungerne spiller golf  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In most of the Our Gang comedies Darla Hood is a brunette. She has blonde hair in this short, because her hair color was changed for her role in the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy film The Bohemian Girl (1936). See more »

Soundtracks

Up In Room 14
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
The last great "Our Gang" film???
13 February 2001 | by (US) – See all my reviews

"Divot Diggers" marks the welcome return of Bob McGowan to the director's chair. McGowan (not to be confused with Robert A. McGowan, also known as Anthony Mack, his nephew) helmed the Gang for about ten years, then left. Gus Meins adequately seated himself in the director's chair, but some of the films he directed took a noticeable drop-off in quality.

The story involves the Gang playing golf (or trying to!) at the nearby golf course. They get hired on as caddies with their monkey, and chaos ensues!!

This may be the last great "Our Gang" short. The reason? It was Bob McGowan's last directorial stint with the Rascals; the two-reelers were coming to an end to make way for the decent yet slick one-reelers; and, of course, in just two years, MGM would take over the entire series (ugh). Don't get me wrong, the Roach one-reelers are, for the most part, very good, but they just don't beat the 1930-36 period. "Divot Diggers" was one of the last films from the series' finest era. 8 out of 10.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Divot Diggers (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?