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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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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' 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 <tgm@netcom.com>

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children | adoption | our gang

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Family | Comedy | Short

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

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A Rare MGM Our Gang Short Worth Seeing
31 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the mannered performances of both the kids and the adults, this Our Gang short proves that with a little extra effort, the cronies at MGM could produce a short worthy of the Our Gang legacy. With no morals or wartime propaganda to contend with, this mostly funny film centers on action, and lots of it! Alfalfa was a teenager by now, and this was his final Our Gang short. He was responsible for lots of laughs during his five year tenure with the series, and it's a shame his career never really took off after this, but at least he went out on an up note. The real mystery is why MGM couldn't see the advantages of films like this over their preachy "I'm gonna teach these kids a lesson." nightmares that eventually led to the series' demise.


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