MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 249,380 this week

Framing Youth (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Short  |  11 September 1937 (USA)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 56 users  
Reviews: 4 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: April

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

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1813 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 108 titles
created 27 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1302 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 
a list of 6619 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Framing Youth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Framing Youth (1937)

Framing Youth (1937) on IMDb 7.4/10

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 7.4/10 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 7.6/10 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
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 7.3/10 X  

Spanky and Alfalfa fake a tooth-ache to get out of school.

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 7.5/10 X  

While Alfalfa was away at military school, his letters to his friends back home bragged about how he was a star football player. Now that he's back home, he has to prove it.

Director: Gordon Douglas
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 7/10 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 7.1/10 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 6.9/10 X  

When they overhear Miss Witherspoon, the school superintendent, say that nothing short of an epidemic will allow the school to be closed for a week, the Our Gang conspire to fake illness. ... 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 7.8/10 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 7.4/10 X  

Because of a storm, the Gang has to stay overnight at Darla's house, and they drive her father crazy.

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
Arbor Day (1936)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Truant officers mistake 2 midgets for members of the gang.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, 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

Spoofs Flaming Youth (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Colonial Gayeties
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Alfalfa sings and that's about it
2 March 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

Butch is out to win a talent show. The only way he can do this is by making sure Alfalfa is out of the competition. So Butch decides that threatening Alfalfa's manager, Spanky, with grievous bodily harm is the ticket. In the end, though, Alfalfa sings...with some help from a frog stuck in his collar. Not a fantastic Our Gang offering. The climactic talent show scene runs out of steam quickly. Only a scene toward the beginning in which Darla, Porky, and Buckwheat serve as Spanky's office staff is more like the gang we know and love.


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:
?