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The Pigskin Palooka (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Short  |  29 October 1937 (USA)
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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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Darla (as Our Gang)
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Porky (as Our Gang)
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Gary Jasgur ...
Junior (as Our Gang)
Dickie Jones ...
Spike (as Our Gang)
Sidney Kibrick ...
Woim (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Boone ...
#6 on Our Gang Team
Bobby Callahan ...
Extra
Hugh Chapman ...
#17 on Opposing Team
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
Dix Davis ...
#33 on Opposing Team
Barry Downing ...
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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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29 October 1937 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Playin' Tackle Football With The Little Rascals
12 June 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

While away at military academy, Alfalfa has lied in his letters to Darla about his nonexistent football prowess. So, upon his return home, THE PIGSKIN PALOOKA finds himself the only hope for Spanky's All Stars in the big game against Spike's Tigers...

Not many laughs in this little film. Alfalfa is the whole show here & he doesn't even get to sing!


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