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Roamin' Holiday (1937)

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

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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)
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Darla (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup ...
Pete (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Von the Dog ...
Big Dog
Laughing Gravy ...
Little Dog
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Hiram Jenks
May Wallace ...
Ma Jenks
Joe White ...
Twin Baby
Tom White ...
Twin Baby
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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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Comedy | Family | Short

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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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 »

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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?
Alfalfa: And how.I betcha' our mothers are plenty sorry now.
Hiram Jenks: [while purposely eavesdropping] Oh so that's what they're up to eh?
Mrs. Jenks: Better get the car pa,and take em' right home.
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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Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Roamin' Holiday was another funny Our Gang short
28 December 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Roamin' Holiday, is the one hundred fifty-sixth entry in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the sixty-eighth talkie. Not wanting to spend another minute caring for their infant brothers, Spanky and Alfalfa-along with Porky and Buckwheat-decide to run from home and go to Jenksville where there's a store they encounter to try to get some treats. First, Spank and Alf try with their dog but they only get dog biscuits. When Pork and Bucky find a dog, they actually get what they want since the pet belongs to the store owners! Then they find out where they came from...This was another funny OG short with plenty of funny stuff to recommend it. One of the store owners was played by May Wallace, a Roach veteran who appeared in several films with OG, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel & Hardy. This was her last appearance in the series. Her last film was Zenobia, also produced by the studio. She died on December 11, 1938. So on that note, I recommend Roamin' Holiday.


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