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Roamin' Holiday (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Short  |  12 June 1937 (USA)
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The gang runs away from home, but meet up with a kindly old couple.

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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
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Darla (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
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Von the Dog ...
Big Dog
Laughing Gravy ...
Little Dog
Otis Harlan ...
Hiram Jenks
May Wallace ...
Ma Jenks
Joe White ...
Twin Baby
Tom White ...
Twin Baby
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Storyline

Tired of doing chores, such as baby-sitting, at home, Spanky and Alfalfa, with Porky and Buckwheat tagging along, run away from home, arrive at Jenksville tired and hungry. Besides hunger pangs, they have encountered a pugnacious hound-dog, a swarm of bees, and a frisky pig. A kindhearted storekeeper, who is also the town constable, helps them get back home which, they have concluded,is not a bad place to get back to. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

The date of release: Saturday, June 12th, 1937, was 42 years before Darla Hood's very last complete day of life, Tuesday, June 12th, 1979. See more »

Goofs

When Buckwheat and Porky get the cake at the store, it's whole, but when they sit outside on the porch to eat it with Spanky and Alfalfa, the cake is suddenly cut into pieces for them. See more »

Quotes

Spanky: [all four boys having a delightful feast of the food Buckwheat and Porky brought out of the store] Home was never like this.Aren't you glad we ran away?
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Hiram Jenks: No.Do that and they'll run away again.It's my duty to teach them a darn good lesson first.C'mon ma.
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There's No Place Like Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
Arranged by Marvin Hatley
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Casual and amusing
28 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spanky, Alfalfa, Porky and Buckwheat run away from home to a strange town called "Jenksville" (which is as surreal as anything you'll find in the Twilight Zone) where the local constable and shopkeeper decides to "teach them a lesson."

Better than the "teach those kids a lesson" shorts of latter years, because this short is just so easygoing. Porky and Buckwheat are indeed adorable and steal every scene they're in. Alfalfa has a funny scene where the punchline is "He's got it! My personality!" Darla has a very short cameo where she seems to be playing a pesky little sister instead of her usual leading lady role!


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