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Darla (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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Gary (as Our Gang)
Darwood Kaye ...
Waldo (as Our Gang)
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Deacon (as Our Gang)
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Genie (as Our Gang)
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Boy Sitting Behind Deacon
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Boy Sitting Behind Gary
Joe Geil ...
Top-hatted Dancer
Payne B. Johnson ...
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1.37 : 1
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1 February 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Aladdin's Lantern (1938)

** (out of 4)

The third film in MGM's Our Gang series is pretty forgettable. Alfalfa is putting on a show, which of course sells out to the local kids. Once the show starts, however, he sees that Porky and Buckwheat keep stealing the spotlight with their take on "While Strolling Through the Park One Day." ALADDIN'S LANTERN is a pretty forgettable effect, which is a shame because the early days of the group managed to pull off several entertaining films dealing with the gang putting on shows for the local kids. There are many problems here but I think the biggest is the rather lazy screenplay, which seems to resort to hoping people remember the earlier, better shorts and perhaps they'll overlook the various flaws here. The biggest flaw is the fact that there's just nothing all that funny going on here. There's a sequence with Alfalfa singing and not knowing (at first) that there's a fire going on under him. I will say that Porky and Buckwheat steal the picture but one wishes Alfalfa would have just gotten knocked out so that they could have finished their song. I'm sure fans of the series will still want to check this out but it's a pretty mediocre entry.


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