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General Spanky (1936)

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

Directors:

, (as Fred Newmeyer)

Writers:

(original story and screen play), (original story and screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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

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A Hal Roach full length feature. (Posters).

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Comedy | Family | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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 extremely hungry!]
Buckwheat: The cake's on fire.
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Connections

Edited from Abraham Lincoln (1930) See more »

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Captain Jinks
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Written by T. MacLagan
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A must-see for any "Our Gang" fan.
11 July 1999 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a cute film starring Spanky, Alfalfa and Buckwheat from the "Our Gang" comedies. Set in the South during the Civil War, it may seem a little odd to see Buckwheat as Spanky's slave, but this film is as charming as the best of the shorts with the same cast. This was the only Our Gang feature film, and I highly recommend it over The Little Rascals remake from 1994.


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