MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 311,371 this week

Framing Youth (1937)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 51 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Alfalfa and Butch are competing in an amateur radio contest, and Butch tries to fix it so that he will win.

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1813 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 109 titles
created 27 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1407 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1302 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Framing Youth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Framing Youth (1937)

Framing Youth (1937) on IMDb 7.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Framing Youth.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fishy Tales (1937)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Alfalfa tries to back out of a fight by pretending to be incapacitated.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 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
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The gang tries to dissuade their teacher from geting married.

Director: Gus Meins
Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, George 'Spanky' McFarland
Spooky Hooky (1936)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

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 6.6/10 X  

When Darla shows up with a new beau, Alfalfa is bereft. Unable to compete with Waldo's wealth, he decides to compete with skill. Waldo has a miniature speedboat. Alfalfa and the gang build ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Watt
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
Bear Facts (1938)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland
Mail and Female I (1937)
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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 7/10 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 7.6/10 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
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Detective Alfalfa and his assistants Buckwheat and Porky try to solve a missing-candy case but find themselves in an amusement park haunted house.

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)
Tommy Bond ...
Butch (as Our Gang)
Gary Jasgur ...
Junior (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander ...
Usher
Olive Brasno ...
Singing voiceover (voice)
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Kid at Studio
Jack Mulhall ...
Radio Announcer
Edit

Storyline

The Our Gang Kids set up a combine in order to enter Alfalfa, the star crooner, in an amateur contest at the local radio station. Spanky is the manager and Darla, Buckwheat, Porky and Gary make up his staff. But Butch, a violin virtuoso and big-time bully, plans on winning the contest, and intimidates Spanky into trying to convince his client to withdraw from the competition. Alfalfa wins with his rendition of "Just an Echo in the Valley," while Spanky ends up with a black-eye, courtesy of Butch, but gives Bully Butch two in return. Heard, while the boys are listening to the contest on the radio, are the voices of Marvin Hartley singing "Honolulu Baby" from "Mike Fright", and Olive Brasco's rendition of "The Ice Cream Song" from "Shrimps for a day." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

contest | bully | amateur | song | singing | See All (47) »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 September 1937 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The boom mike's shadow can be seen following Alfalfa as he switches the billing on the voice studio's door. See more »

Connections

Edited from Shrimps for a Day (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Honolulu Baby
Sung br Marvin Hatley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
If you love hearing Alfalfa sing, it's more enjoyable....
27 January 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

....but I DON'T like hearing singing in Our Gang films. Up until Darla and Alfalfa entered the series late in its lifespan at Hal Roach Studios, the kids NEVER sang or danced. The emphasis was on kids acting like kids. Now, in films like "Framing Youth", the emphasis is on Alfalfa's god-awful singing--something that gets old because he did it so many times in these films. The first time you hear him, it's mildly funny--but this is about the sixth one with him crooning. Fortunatley, in this one there is at least a SLIGHT variation on this familiar theme.

The short begins with a cute bit with a talent agency--with the gang (Darla, Buckwheat, Porky and Spanky) all working with their star, Alfalfa--getting him ready for the big talent contest. Soon, however, the evil Butch enters and threatens Alfalfa--as HE intends to win. Despite this, the Alfalfinator performs...and there will be consequences.

Fortunately, while Alfalfa sings, the frog bit wasn't too bad and was at least mildly funny. Certainly not a great short (especially compared to the earlier films) but quite watchable and cute. I especially liked it when Buckwheat phoned Porky!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Framing Youth (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?