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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 / Cornelius 'Corny' (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Leonard 'Percy' Landy ...
Leonard (as Our Gang)
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Alfalfa's mother
Hank Mann ...
Inebriated railway agent
Anne O'Neal ...
Governess
Milton Parsons ...
Willoughby
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The date of release (month & day) January 20th, is the date U. S. Presidents and Governors are sworn into office (unless January 20th is on a Sunday & there is a replacement going into office, like 1963, Lyndon Johnson was sworn in after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, November 22nd, 1963 and Richard Nixon resigned from office, to avoid being the first President that was going to be removed from office, for the Watergate break in, by some of his officials. See more »

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Cornelius 'Corny': Our resemblance is rather striking.
Alfalfa: Yeah, and we look alike, too.
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Entertaining short, though not great
24 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alfalfa comes face to face with a lookalike boy named Cornelius, who lives on a rich estate. They decide to switch places, but discover there's no place like home, and then a flying saucer takes them both. Okay, I made that last bit up.

Okay, sure, it's trite, but it's kind of fun for all that. Alfalfa actually looks like he's enjoying his role for once. But it's still a bit stiff in that MGM fashion. MGM relies on undercranked cameras and weird ethnic caricatures to provide a lot of the humor. Alfalfa's "dance" is somewhat amusing but nothing remarkable.

And really, why do they keep referring to "Our Gang" as if it's a social club? It's not as bad as it got later when they began saying "The Our Gang" but it just shows how detached from the original concept this was becoming.

Still, better than "Time Out for Lessons," and in general, not a failure. The kids are still talented, even if those talents are becoming increasingly wasted.


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