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The Pigskin Palooka (1937)

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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Boone ...
#6 on Our Gang Team
Bobby Callahan ...
Kid in Final Shot
Hugh Chapman ...
#17 on Opposing Team
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Dix Davis ...
#33 on Opposing Team
Barry Downing ...
Spectator
Rex Downing ...
Photographer
Floyd Fisher ...
Spectator
Charles Flickinger ...
#5 on Our Gang Team
Joe Geil ...
Referee
Vincent Graeff ...
Trumpet Player (as Billy Ray Smith)
Larry Harris ...
Kid Who Carries Alfalfa
Paul Hilton ...
Kid Carrying Sign
Leon Holland ...
Bass Drum Player (unconfirmed)
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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.

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Comedy | Family | Short

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29 October 1937 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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No singing!
3 February 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

As the short begins, Alfalfa is in a military school and he's wearing the football star's (Dickie Jones) uniform to get his picture taken. It seems that the Alfalfinator has told all his friends back home that HE is the star of his new school's football team--when in reality he's scared to death of the game. So, when he returns to visit, he's expected to show everyone his amazing sports skills (which are negligible) in the big football game. How will Alfalfa manage to extricate from this mess?!

This is one of the better later shorts for two reasons. First, there is no singing and dancing--things that ruined many of the late Our Gang shorts. Second, while Alfalfa Switzer definitely overacted, the plot worked well and the film quite clever. Worth seeing even if you aren't a fan of the films.


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