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Hal Law (screenplay) and
Robert A. McGowan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 October 1940 (USA) See more »
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Waldo's Last Stand was indeed the last Our Gang short for Darwood "Waldo" Kaye See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Robert Blake ... Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)

Darla Hood ... Darla (as Our Gang)

George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Alfalfa (as Our Gang)

Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Leonard 'Percy' Landy ... Leonard (as Our Gang)
Darwood Kaye ... Waldo (as Our Gang)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ... Froggy (as Our Gang)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lavonne Battle ... Tap Dancer
Janet Burston ... Jeanette
Shirley Doble ... Tap Dancer (as Shirley Jean Doble)
Donna Jean Edmonsond ... Tap Dancer
Loree Lee Foxx ... Tap Dancer
Helen Guthrie ... Tap Dancer
Patsy Irish ... Tap Dancer
Marilyn Kay ... Tap Dancer
Jackie Krenk ... Tap Dancer
Rae-Nell Laskey ... Tap Dancer
Maretta Light ... Tap Dancer

Bobby Somers ... Kid (unconfirmed)
Betta St. John ... Tap Dancer (as Betty Jean Striegler)
Mary Ann Such ... Singer
Patsy Anne Thompson ... Tap Dancer
Patricia Wheeler ... Tap Dancer
Clyde Willson ... Clyde
Kay Tapscott ... Lead Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward L. Cahn  (as Edward Cahn)
Writing credits
Hal Law (screenplay) and
Robert A. McGowan (screenplay) (as Robert McGowan)

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer (uncredited)
Richard Goldstone .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Jackson Rose 
Film Editing by
Albert Akst 
Art Direction by
Richard Duce 
Other crew
Steven Granger .... choreographer
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

USA:10 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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


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Waldo's Last Stand was indeed the last Our Gang short for Darwood "Waldo" Kaye, 21 January 2015
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

This M-G-M comedy short, Waldo's Last Stand, is the one hundred ninety-fourth entry in the "Our Gang" series and the one hundred sixth talkie. Waldo has trouble selling his lemonade so Spanky decides to produce a floor show in the nearby barn. But only one customer arrives and he's not interested in buying...This marked Billy "Froggy" Laughlin's second appearance in the series but since he's silent most of the time here, the producers probably figured the audience either hadn't seen The New Pupil or had forgotten about his appearance in that one when he finally spoke at the end. That amusing gravel voice got a positive reaction so he'd become a real member by the next short. As for the rest, well, Darla was entertaining in her one number, Alfalfa sings again but with Spanky, Buckwheat, Mickey, and Leonard accompanying him this time with the same amusing off-key results and those professional dancers and singers were pretty entertaining of which one of the last of those appearing was Janet Burston, also in her second OG appearance. So on that note, Waldo's Last Stand is worth a look. P.S. This was Darwood Kaye's last OG appearance as Waldo. After appearing in a few more films, he'd join the Army, then become a minister in the Seventh Day Adventist faith. After getting married and having three sons, he'd take his family to Thailand where he settled for seventeen years with a fourth boy born in Bangkok. Eventually, he went back to Southern California where he became a pastor at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in La Crescenta. All his sons followed in his footsteps. He died in a hit-and-run accident on May 15, 2002.

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