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Deciding that a life of crime suits them, the gang gets mixed up with a real burglar.




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Credited cast:
Mickey (as Our Gang)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Leonard 'Percy' Landy ...
Leonard (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Lessey ...
Judge Kincaid


After Alfalfa's father wrongly accuses him of bad behavior, Alfalfa decides to go into a life of crime. He gets the rest of the Gang to join him, all except for Spanky. But Spanky sees a chance to keep Alfalfa and the Gang out of trouble and at the same time help him with a chore. He tells the Gang he knows a house that is perfectly set up for robbery. In reality, Spanky has promised the house's owner to help her by carrying off some junk items. But after "robbing" the house, the Gang gets tangled up with a real burglar and ends up in front of a judge. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Family | Short | Comedy





Release Date:

7 September 1940 (USA)  »

Box Office


$20,466 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Good Bad Boys was-despite the lesson being taught-a pretty funny Our Gang comedy
21 January 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This M-G-M comedy short, Good Bad Boys, is the one hundred ninety-third entry in the "Our Gang" series and the one hundred fifth talkie. Spanky accepts Mrs. Wilson's offer to take some junk from her house for 25 cents. When he arrives at the clubhouse, Alfalfa is thinking of a life of crime because his father punished him for stealing an apple from a store even though Slicker was the real culprit who palmed it on Alf before the proprietor caught him. Spanky decides to let the gang think they're stealing Mrs. Wilson's things instead of simply refusing to play along. Then a real crime involving some adults happens at the same time...Okay, yes, this was another of those teach-a-lesson entries in the series but I managed to get a few laughs out of some of the climatic chase scenes that were undercranked and the mistaken identity that resulted from the two events converging. So on that note, I say Good Bad Boys is worth a look. P.S. That's Hugh Beaumont-the future Ward Cleaver-as a judge's aide bringing in Spanky and Mrs. Wilson in the courtroom.

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