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The New Pupil (1940)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  27 April 1940 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Darla (as Our Gang)
Spanky (as Our Gang)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ...
Harold (as Our Gang)
Juanita Quigley ...
Sally (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joan Blake ...
Girl Eating Lunch on School Steps
Patsy Currier ...
Darla's Friend
Paul Hilton ...
Kid behind Mickey and Darla
Darwood Kaye ...
Sally's mother
Tommy McFarland ...
Anne O'Neal ...
Harold Switzer ...
Tall Boy near Slide


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27 April 1940 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Debut of Billy "Froggy" Laughlin. He would remain with the series until its demise in 1943 (final entries released into 1944). See more »

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19 February 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The New Pupil (1940)

** (out of 4)

At one point in this Our Gang short, Alfalfa says that girls get the funniest ideas. It's too bad that the writers of this film didn't come up with some funnier ideas. A new girl arrives at school and draws the attention of Alfalfa and Spanky. Soon the two of them are willing to do whatever it takes to get her attention even if it means dressing up as girls and playing with dolls. What the boys don't know is that the girl and Darla are playing a trick on them. THE NEW PUPIL is considered by many to be one of the worst films of the series and I really can't argue with that. What kept me from really hating this film is the fact that it's just so bizarre that it kept me entertained from start to finish. I'm really not sure what the writers were trying to do here but the entire story just really adds up to nothing. I'm not certain what the point of embarrassing the boys was and I'm really not sure why the new girl would go along with something like this. Yes, the two boys kept pestering her but the screenplay needed more. The scene with Alfalfa and Spanky all dressed up really didn't get a single laugh but the site was weird enough to help make it somewhat of a cult item.

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