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General Spanky (1936)

Passed  -  Family | Comedy  -  11 December 1936 (USA)
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A small boy is instrumental in a famous Civil War victory.

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(original story and screen play), (original story and screen play), 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Spanky (as Spanky McFarland)
Phillips Holmes ...
Marshall Valient
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Yankee General
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Simmons
Rosina Lawrence ...
Louella
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Buckwheat (as Billie Thomas)
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Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer)
Hobart Bosworth ...
Colonel Blanchard
Robert Middlemass ...
Overseer
James P. Burtis ...
Boat Captain (as James Burtis)
Louise Beavers ...
Cornelia
Willie Best ...
Henry (as William Best)
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Storyline

A small boy is instrumental in a famous Civil War victory.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy

Certificate:

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Release Date:

11 December 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Grande Generalzinho  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The initials of R. P. W. C. R. C. W. M. R. (Spanky's Confederate Army) stands for "The Royal Protection of Women and Children, Regiment Club of the World and Mississippi River". See more »

Quotes

[following day, after Spanky and Buckwheat dove off the ship, they see a birthday cake and both of them are hungry!]
Buckwheat: The cake's on fire.
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Edited from Abraham Lincoln (1930) See more »

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Our Gang's period piece.
3 October 2001 | by (Portland, Maine) – See all my reviews

Hitherto to this feature, the longest Our Gang film was a three reel silent short called "Spook Spoofing". A 73 minute feature is a drastic change from their usual territory, but it is a worthwhile effort none the less. Here the comedy comes in contrast to drama, with a storyline that has more to do wih the adults than the Rascals. The Civil War setting is successfully recreated, and Spanky & Buckwheat make a good team. Not a film to introduce one to The Little Rascals, but one to enjoy after being exposed to their classic shorts,


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