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Divot Diggers (1936)

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

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Darla (as Our Gang)
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Porky (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)
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
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When the caddies at the local golf course go on strike, the gang steps in to earn some money.

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8 February 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ungerne spiller golf  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film marked the final Our Gang installment directed by the series' best director, Robert F. McGowan, who'd been with the series since its beginning in 1922. See more »

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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.


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