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Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
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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)
Darwood Kaye ...
Waldo (as Our Gang)
Leonard 'Percy' Landy ...
Leonard (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joan Blake ...
(as Jovanni Gubitosi) (unconfirmed)
Gloria Browne ...
Spanky's Dance Partner
Hugh Chapman ...
Kid Who Speaks to Mickey
Joe Geil ...
Dancer
James Gubitosi ...
College Student
Paul Hilton ...
Alfalfa's Roommate
Janice Hood ...
Girl at Pep Rally
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2 December 1939 (USA)  »

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$20,390 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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In Time Out for Lessons, moralizing threatens to get out of hand in this Our Gang comedy
18 January 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This M-G-M comedy short, Time Out for Lessons, is the one hundred eighty-sixth entry in the "Our Gang" series and the ninety-eighth talkie. Alfalfa and Mickey are planning their next football game but before they can do so, Alf's father comes in and tells him about his bad grades and also tells him how his college chances will come to naught if he keeps neglecting studies. From there, it's a dream about what college life is like...Okay, there have been lessons before in an Our Gang comedy but it's usually accompanied by plenty of laughs. Here, the viewer gets hit on the head over and over with it until one forgets this was supposed to be a comedy series. Still, during the dream sequence, one could enjoy the mocking way some of the lines are said as well as some swell dancing sequences during Darla's number. So on that note, Time Out for Lessons is-at the least-worth a look for any OG completists out there.


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