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Kiddie Kure (1940)

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Rich 'Old Man' Morton is a hypochondriac. The doctor suggests to Morton's wife that adopting a child might help cure Mr. Morton of his delusions. Overhearing the conversation, Morton ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Darla (as Our Gang)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ...
Froggy (as Our Gang)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Thurston Hall ...
Bill 'Old Man' Morton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Freddie Chapman ...
Ballplayer with Morton's Mugs (scenes deleted)
Hugh Chapman ...
Ballplayer with Morton's Mugs (scenes deleted)
Bobby 'Tasket' Jones ...
Rollie 'Tisket' Jones ...
Gerald Oliver Smith ...
Evans, the butler
Edwin Stanley ...
Dr. Malcolm Scott
Josephine Whittell ...
Mrs. Julia Morton


Rich 'Old Man' Morton is a hypochondriac. The doctor suggests to Morton's wife that adopting a child might help cure Mr. Morton of his delusions. Overhearing the conversation, Morton invites the "Our Gang" members.(that were at the front come to the door, offering to work & pay for a broken window pane, they had just occurred), to a lunch, in order to sour his wife on children and adoption. But the unexpected occurs, when Alfalfa's two twin little brothers get into Mister Morton's medications, eating swallowing a majority of them, leading Mr. Morton to call his physician back to his house. Then the doctor tells him they are nothing, just imaginary sugar pills. Written by Thomas McWilliams <>

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children | adoption | our gang | See All (3) »


Family | Comedy | Short





Release Date:

23 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kiddie Cure  »

Box Office


$21,429 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final Our Gang appearance of Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer. See more »


Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

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Alfalfa's swan song...
29 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Out of the 52 MGM-produced shorts from 1938-43 there might be 5 worthy of spending your time on--- and this is one of them. It's also significant as being the last of 61 appearances Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer made in the series. He was 13 and was well-known for causing expensive pranks on studio grounds and speculation among film historians tends to lean to him being more trouble than he was worth. But he went out on a high note... Kiddie Kure is one of the best scripted and acted entries of the overwhelmingly dismal MGM years. The plot centers around a hypochondriac (nicely acted by veteran character actor Thurston Hall) who's out to sabotage the gang's scheme to retrieve a baseball that they've crashed through his window. During a wild chase through his home he discovers the pills his doctor has been describing, apparently for years, are candies... because Alfalfa's younger brothers have eaten them. It's a little sad that more of the MGM Our Gangs weren't as enjoyable as this one... the studio had all the marbles but didn't know how to use them when it came to comedies. Fluke or not, Kiddie Kure proves it could be done.

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