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Dad for a Day (1939)

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Mr. Henry owns a service station next to young Mrs. Baker's lunch counter. He is too shy to get the words out and tell Widow Baker that he loves her and her young son. The day of the town's... See full summary »

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Our Gang ...
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Mickey (as Our Gang)
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Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
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Mr. Henry owns a service station next to young Mrs. Baker's lunch counter. He is too shy to get the words out and tell Widow Baker that he loves her and her young son. The day of the town's annual fathers and sons picnic arrives. The Our Gang ask Mr. Henry to take Mickey Baker along since the boy's father is dead. The picnic goes well and Mr. Henry gets the courage to ask Mrs. Baker for her hand in marriage, and she happily accepts. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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21 October 1939 (USA)  »

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$20,062 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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And now... they make Mickey act.
24 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After only three films, Mickey is suddenly put in the position where he has to emote. For a long time.

The gang is staging a father-and-son picnic, but Mickey has no father. In fact, Mickey tells us this quite eloquently: "yaaa yaaa yaaaaa no yaaaaa! Yaa no yaaaa!" Fortunately, for the next few minutes, Mickey's off screen, and the gang goes and searches for a father. They find one in a gas station attendant who just happens to have a crush on Mickey's mother. And... then it just gets sentimental, dull and predictable.

I will give this one marks for the cast: Tom Herbert as a "hoo-hooing" gas station patron (he was the brother of noted hoo-hooer Hugh Herbert), Milton Parsons as an expectant father (notable for selling Lucy baldness cures on "I Love Lucy") and Arthur Q. Bryan, also the voice of Elmer Fudd. Also, there's a sincerity to Louis Heydt's performance as Mickey's new dad that's admirable. If it weren't for Mickey... it might just have been a bland bit of MGM hometown geewhizziness.


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