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Rich 'Old Man' Bill Morton is a hypochondriac. After bringing new sugar pills to Bill Morton's house, his physician, Doctor Malcolm Scott suggested to Bill Morton's wife that adopting a ... 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' Bill Morton is a hypochondriac. After bringing new sugar pills to Bill Morton's house, his physician, Doctor Malcolm Scott suggested to Bill Morton's wife that adopting a child might help cure Mister Morton of his delusions. After overhearing their conversation, Bill Morton quickly invited the "Our Gang" members, (as they were at the front come to the door, offering to work and pay for a broken window pane, that had just occurred) to a lunch, in order to sour his wife's thoughts of adopting any children. Then, the unexpected occurs as Alfalfa's two twin little brothers, Tisket and Tasket got to Bill Morton's medications' table, they ate up a majority of them, leading Bill Morton to call his physician, Malcolm Scott back to his house, immediately! When, Doctor Malcolm Scott return to Bill Morton's house, he laughs at what he hears and then tells Bill Morton they are worthless sugar pills, teaching a lesson to Bill Morton he is not sick at all. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Family | Comedy | Short





Release Date:

23 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kiddie Cure  »

Box Office


$21,429 (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?


Tisket and Tasket have cowlick hair, like Alfalfa. In Kiddie Kure (1940), Tisket and Tasket appear younger in age. See more »


[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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Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) 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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