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Hide and Shriek (1938)

Approved | | Family, Short, Comedy | 18 June 1938 (USA)
Detective Alfalfa and his assistants Buckwheat and Porky try to solve a missing-candy case but find themselves in an amusement park haunted house.

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Darla (as Our Gang)
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Porky, alias X-6 (as Our Gang)
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Alfalfa, alias X-10 (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat, alias X-6-1 / 2 (as Our Gang)
Gary Jasgur ...
Junior (as Our Gang)
Leonard 'Percy' Landy ...
Percy (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Bletcher ...
Haunted House Ghouls (voice)
Dick Elliott ...
Haunted-House Proprietor
Fred Holmes ...
Janitor
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Detective Alfalfa and his assistants Buckwheat and Porky try to solve a missing-candy case but find themselves in an amusement park haunted house.

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Family | Short | Comedy

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18 June 1938 (USA)  »

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Ungernes detektivbureau  »

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Trivia

The third of five "Little Rascals" aka "Our Gang" shorts, without George 'Spanky' McFarland. All five titles without Spanky & in order are 1st: Feed 'em and Weep (1938). 2nd: The Awful Tooth (1938). 3rd: Hide and Shriek (1938). 4th: The Little Ranger (1938). 5th: Party Fever (1938). First three were filmed at Hal Roach studios. Last two were filmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios. See more »

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Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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A rather weak way to end
15 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

The film is well-acted and directed, but the story is dull and contrived and reminded me of nothing so much as an old SCOOBY-DOO cartoon. This was the last Hal Roach OUR GANG short, made while Spanky was off doing some feature film, if I'm not mistaken, and his absence makes the story feel even limper.


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