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Credited cast:
Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Darla (as Our Gang)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
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 ...
James Gubitosi ...
College Student
Paul Hilton ...
Alfalfa's Roommate
Janice Hood ...
Girl at Pep Rally


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Comedy | Family | Short





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), earlier in same year. See more »

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Not that bad
12 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I beg to differ with critics such as Leonard Maltin and others who critiqued it as a humorless, moralizing short. I saw humor in the dance scene, in Coach Spanky and Leonard Landy, in both of the dorm and locker room scenes, and the reaction of the kids at the end to the statement by Alfalfa "from now on we take time out for lessons" as if they weren't taking the statement seriously in undertones of "sure, yeah, and I bet". Even the way Alfalfa expressed the statement came across as mocking. The only one who seemed serious and didactic was Alfalfa's dad. I found more humor in this short than such Our Gang classics as "Fly My Kite" and "Dogs is Dogs". I viewed it not as a moralizing short but a moralizing spoof.

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