The gang puts a phony absent note on their teacher's desk so they can go to the circus, then have to get it back when they find out that the class was going on a field trip to the circus ... See full summary »
Eugene 'Porky' Lee,
George 'Spanky' McFarland,
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
The film was kept back (and almost hidden) in the can for a full year after it was completed. By the time of its Saturday, March 14th, 1936, release, Scotty Beckett had successfully made the transition to feature films and had become a major child star. See more »
The Lucky Corner was another hilarious Our Gang short
This Hal Roach comedy short, The Lucky Corner, is the one hundred thirty-eighth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the fiftieth talkie. Scotty and his granddad have a little lemonade stand but a rival one headed by William Wagner and son played by Leonard Kibrick (a reprisal of their roles in For Pete's Sake!) want it off to another corner. So it's moved to a nearby black man's place that Leonard says no one will go to. But Spanky has an idea...This was another hilarious short in the series with Buckwheat getting plenty of laughs whether doing some stunts or getting confused about numbers! Alfalfa amusingly sings off-key here and there's plenty of hilarious spit-takes! So that's a high recommendation for The Lucky Corner. P.S. This was released a year after being made which must have confused some moviegoers when they saw Scotty Beckett back in the gang since he'd been doing some features by this time. Also, the version of the theme song "Good Old Days" by LeRoy Shield is the more familiar one that I remember from the King World Productions prints when I first watched these during the late '70s.
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