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Rich 'Old Man' Bill Morton is a hypochondriac. After bringing new sugar pills to Bill Morton's house, the doctor suggests to Bill Morton's wife that adopting a child might help cure Mr. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
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Darla (as Our Gang)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ...
Froggy (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)
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 ...
Tasket
Rollie 'Tisket' Jones ...
Tisket
Gerald Oliver Smith ...
Evans, the butler
Edwin Stanley ...
Dr. Malcolm Scott
Josephine Whittell ...
Mrs. Julia Morton
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Rich 'Old Man' Bill Morton is a hypochondriac. After bringing new sugar pills to Bill Morton's house, the doctor suggests to Bill Morton's wife that adopting a child might help cure Mr. Morton of his delusions. After overhearing the conversation, Bill Morton invites the "Our Gang" members.(that were at the front come to the door, offering to work & pay for a broken window pane, that 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, Tisket and Tasket get into Bill Morton's medications' table, they eat up a majority of them, leading Bill Morton to call his physician back to his house. Then the doctor tells him they are nothing, just imaginary sugar pills, teaching Bill Morton is not sick or ill, that he thought. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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23 November 1940 (USA)  »

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Kiddie Cure  »

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$21,429 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Alfafa's younger twin brothers, Tisket and Tasket, are first seen, in Bubbling Troubles (1940). They are most popular in Kiddie Kure (1940), for eating hypochondriac, Bill Morton's sugar pills. See more »

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[after Bill Morton acted senile or extremely goofy to the "Our Gang" group, as they were inside his house, they decide to try and leave, but Alfalfa's younger twin brothers are away from them, until Alfalfa finds them in hypocondriac, Bill Morton's medications' room]
Alfalfa: Oh, so there you are!
Bill 'Old Man' Morton: [Bill Morton follows Alfalfa, into his medications' room and then sees Tisket and Tasket eating his worthless sugar pill medications] Good heavens!
Alfalfa: [...]
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Kiddie Kure was a great way for Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer to exit the Our Gang series
22 January 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This M-G-M comedy short, Kiddie Kure, is the one hundred ninety-fifth entry in the "Our Gang" series and the one hundred seventh talkie. The gang inadvertently break the window of rich hypochondriac Mr. Morton (Thurston Hall) while playing baseball. After the doctor gives him his "prescription", Mr. Morton overhears the doc tell his wife about adoption children to cure him. So when the gang arrive to talk about compensation, Mr. Morton tells his butler about doing crazy things to discourage his wife after she comes back from shopping as well as scare the gang...This was perhaps the funniest of the M-G-M entries, so refreshing in not having any lessons to teach or any seriously dramatic moments! So on that note, Kiddie Kure is highly recommended. P.S. This was Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer's final appearance in the series. He'd continue to appear in both major-like my favorite one, It's a Wonderful Life-and minor movies throughout his life with his final one being The Defiant Ones. But, offscreen, he'd continue to have troubles culminating in that fateful night on January 21, 1959 when someone he once worked with shot him after he allegedly threatened him with a pocketknife. To best sum up Alf's appeal, here's the line he gave Spanky in Sprucin' Up when Spank asked how he managed to get in the same house they both were in in order to charm the girl that resided in it: "Personality, boy, personality."


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