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Captain Spanky's Show Boat (1939)

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An abandoned old show boat is moored in a lazy creek. The Our Gang put the old vessel back to use when they stage a show featuring "Darla's Dancin' Dandies" and a "meller dramer" entitled "... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mickey (as Our Gang)
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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)
Shirley Coates ...
Muggsy (as Our Gang)
Leonard 'Percy' Landy ...
Leonard (as Our Gang)
Tommy Bond ...
Butch (as Our Gang)
Sidney Kibrick ...
Woim (as Our Gang)
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Buddy Bowles ...
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George Crosby ...
Darla's Dance Partner on Left
Tim Davis ...
Blonde Kid Behind Butch
Darwood Kaye ...
Spencer Quinn ...
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Clyde Willson ...
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An abandoned old show boat is moored in a lazy creek. The Our Gang put the old vessel back to use when they stage a show featuring "Darla's Dancin' Dandies" and a "meller dramer" entitled "Out in the Snow You Go." All is not smooth sailing however, as Butch seeks revenge for having been excluded from the cast. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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9 September 1939 (USA)  »

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$22,564 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Passable "show" picture
24 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The gang puts on a "meller drammer" which Butch tries to crash. That's about all there is to the "plot." This one still looks like it's in the spirit of the Hal Roach "musical shorts." The insane MGM gloss hadn't totally taken over yet. You have to admire the cleverness in how the gang sets up a "horse race" on stage. But there's nothing in the way of humor until the very end, and even that's staged incompetently, even if Tommy Bond does do a great reaction.

Also, Porky is missed. His place is basically taken by Leonard, for some reason. Mickey is still something of a cipher, standing on his mark and saying "Yep!" That would change with the next film.


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