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The landlord has given final notice to Porky's family--pay the rent or get out. Of course the Our Gang put on a show to raise the needed money. This time it's a circus, with Alfalfa on the ... See full summary »

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Stars: Our Gang, Robert Blake, Tommy Bond
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
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Cast

Credited cast:
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Darla Hood (as Our Gang)
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Porky (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)
Gary Jasgur ...
World's smallest man / Clown (as Our Gang)
Joe Geil ...
World's tallest man (as Our Gang)
Jimmie Brown ...
Clown (as Our Gang)
George Crosby ...
Younger Famous Sime and Neez Twin (as Our Gang)
Malcolm Crosby ...
Older Famous Sime and Neez Twin (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Freddie Chapman ...
(unconfirmed)
Hugh Chapman ...
Musician
James Gubitosi ...
Audience Member
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Storyline

The landlord has given final notice to Porky's family--pay the rent or get out. Of course the Our Gang put on a show to raise the needed money. This time it's a circus, with Alfalfa on the trapeze, and brave Darla taming the "lions." Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Family | Comedy | Short

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15 April 1939 (USA)  »

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$21,243 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The date of release, (month and day) April 15th, is the deadline date to pay Income Tax, unless the day it is on a Sunday. Then, the deadline (before an additional fee, for being late) will be added to the taxes, of the money you earned, the previous twelve months. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Flying Trapeze
(uncredited)
aka "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze"
Music by Gaston Lyle
Lyrics by George Leybourne
Sung by Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
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Raisin' Money With The Little Rascals
25 May 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

The Gang agrees to become CLOWN PRINCES for a good cause. They're putting on a circus show in the barn to help raise the $3.00 Porky's family needs to pay their rent. With Spanky as ringmaster, Buckwheat as a wildman, Darla as the lion tamer & Alfalfa as the man on the flying trapeze, all seems headed for success - until the landlord shows up...

Few real laughs in this otherwise innocuous little film. Made after MGM got direct control of the Gang, and with the kids themselves noticeably growing up, it bears scant resemblance to the Rascals' classics of yesteryear.

That's old Clarence Wilson as the vile landlord.


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