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Hide and Shriek (1938)

Approved  |   |  Family, Short, Comedy  |  18 June 1938 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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:
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Haunted House Ghouls (voice)
Dick Elliott ...
Haunted-House Proprietor
Fred Holmes ...
Janitor
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

18 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ungernes detektivbureau  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Cast member, Eugene 'Porky' Lee later admitted to being frightened (in reality), as the short was being filmed and shot. See more »

Soundtracks

The Ghost Frolic
(uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
Organ played by Chauncey Haines
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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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