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Roamin' Holiday (1937)

 -  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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Cast overview:
Tom White ...
Twin Baby
Joe White ...
Twin Baby
Otis Harlan ...
Hiram Jenks
May Wallace ...
Ma Jenks
Laughing Gravy ...
Little Dog
Von the Dog ...
Big Dog
Pete the Pup ...


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 <>

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swarm | storekeeper | hunger | constable | girl | See more »


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12 June 1937 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Mrs. Jenks: Hey Hiram come here.
Hiram Jenks: What is it ma?
Mrs. Jenks: Here come the other two,and they've got our dog.I wonder what they're up to now.
Hiram Jenks: I dunno,but as constable of Jenksville,it is my duty to investigate.Now you just leave everything to me.
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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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