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Credited cast:
Joan Blake ...
(as Jovanni Gubitosi) (unconfirmed)
Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Gloria Browne ...
Spanky's Dance Partner
Hugh Chapman ...
Kid Who Speaks to Mickey
Shirley Coates ...
Joe Geil ...
James Gubitosi ...
College Student
Paul Hilton ...
Alfalfa's Roommate
Janice Hood ...
Girl at Pep Rally
Jackie Horner ...
Dickie Humphries ...
Kid Who Speaks to Buckwheat
Payne B. Johnson ...
Darwood Kaye ...
Larry Kert ...
Tap dancer (unconfirmed)


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Release Date:

2 December 1939 (USA)  »

Box Office


$20,390 (estimated)

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Not only is that Larry Kert, Broadway's original Tony from "West Side Story", doing the featured tap dance, he is dancing to a instrumental big band arrangement of "The Jitterbug", a song that was deleted from MGM's The Wizard of Oz (1939) that same year. See more »

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Tedious time-wasting morality play.
24 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There IS a gag -- at the very beginning. Then Alfalfa's humorless dad comes in and starts lecturing the poor freckled dope about how he can't give up his studies. We go to a college fantasy done completely straight and without an ounce of humor in it. Alfalfa's about to be the hero of the big football game when Waldo arbitrarily marches in and, um, tells him that he can't. And that's the only reason why you shouldn't neglect your studies, because the college you go to won't let you win their football games unless your grades are good. Sure.

Of course, Alfalfa believes what his father tells him, does an about face and does some more stilted lecturing to his friends. Wow. I'm inspired.

Pretty much the solid example of how MGM was driving this thing into the ground. Fortunately the next two entries would provide more in the way of entertainment.

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