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Party Fever (1938)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  27 August 1938 (USA)
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Alfalfa, Butch and Waldo compete for Mayor For A Day. Whoever becomes Mayor gets to take Darla to the Strawberry Festival.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Grace Bohanon ...
Girl Standing Behind Waldo
Tommy Bond ...
Bobby Callahan ...
Boy Sitting Beside Darla
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Frank Jaquet ...
'Uncle Frank,' Mayor
Payne B. Johnson ...
Boy Who Stumbles
Darwood Kaye ...
Sidney Kibrick ...
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Joe Levine ...
Kid Butch Pressures to Vote
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Harold Switzer ...
Boy Watching Alfalfa
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Laura June Williams ...
Girl Sitting Beside Waldo
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Alfalfa, Butch and Waldo compete for Mayor For A Day. Whoever becomes Mayor gets to take Darla to the Strawberry Festival.

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27 August 1938 (USA)  »

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$16,838 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film short is available as an extra in the Warner DVD of Room Service (1938). See more »

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Cute MGM short
21 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alfalfa and Butch, in order to win Darla's heart, decide to participate in a "Boy's Week Mayor for a Day" race. Butch has a gigantic marshmallow roast, and Alfalfa tries to do skywriting with a homemade balloon rig.

The second of MGM's shorts, it's just as fun and charming as a Hal Roach short. There's not much in the way of belly laughs, but some of the Roach shorts were also that way. It carries itself on a group of kids who still seem believable (with the exception of a pair of twins which MGM ill-advisedly added to the cast). Tommy Bond has some funny scenes as Butch, and is somehow extra funny being bashful in front of Darla, in contrast to his usual tough-guy persona.

The punchline is also funny and somehow telling about society. Definitely worthwhile and a fun way to spend ten minutes.


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