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Duel Personalities (1939)

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While under a hypnotic spell, Alfalfa thinks he's one of the Three Musketeers and challenges Butch to a duel.



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Rebuffed by Darla once again in favor of Butch, Alfalfa decides to join some of his Our Gang friends to watch the free performance by Professor William Delmore, a hypnotist. In the process, Alfalfa gets hypnotized to believe he is D'Artagnan of the Three Musketeers. Before Professor Delmore can remove the hypnotic suggestion, he is knocked unconscious. Believing Butch to be Rochefort, Alfalfa, in his D'Artagnan state, challenges him to a sword fighting duel for Darla's hand. But between the time of the challenge to the actual duel, a couple of things happen which could change the entire complexity of the duel itself. Written by Huggo

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11 March 1939 (USA)  »

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Bubbling Troubles (1940) was the very last "Our Gang" short, with actor, Tommy Bond. Bond was with the group twice. His first time span, he was an immediate member. His second 'time with the gang', he acted as a rival and was nicknamed "Butch", for acting as a rival. In reality he still was a friend, but acted as a rival. See more »

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One of the (few) better MGM OUR GANG's
28 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MGM did lots of things quite well... with 'all the stars in the heavens' they could knock out dramas, weepers, and make their lowliest B picture look like most other studios' A list product. MGM's weaknesses in the 30's were in their musicals (which would soon vastly improve with the creation of the so-called Freed unit and the hiring of the multi-talented Vincent Minnelli) and most noticeably with their comedies. Where MGM really dropped the ball was with their handling of the OUR GANG shorts--- for all it's strengths, the industry's premier studio never brought in any one person to personally supervise the long running series they purchased from Hal Roach in 1937. This lack of interest would result in an agonizingly slow and unfunny decline in these final 51 entries. Most critics agree that the best of the MGM OUR GANGS barely meet the intangible qualities of even the most mediocre Hal Roach productions. DUEL PERSONALITIES, the 9th MGM OUR GANG short, happens to be one of the better ones. Alfalfa falls under the influence of a hypnotist (well played by serial actor John Davidson) who convinces the cow-lick he's D'Artagnan and that he should not allow his girl (Darla, of course) to be stolen away by Butch... so Alfalfa challenges Butch to a duel. Darla overhears how the winner's to be chosen and plays the rivalry to the hilt and turns the table on the boys by ending up with Waldo (Darwood Kaye). Look for Doodles Weaver (Sigourney's uncle) as the goofy assistant. The MGM OUR GANG's are a challenge to rate--- judged against a Roach, this would be a 5, within the dismal context of the MGM shorts, a 9.

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