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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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Essentially a remake of "The Lucky Corner" See more (6 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

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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Essentially a remake of "The Lucky Corner", 28 February 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

In 1936, Spanky and the rest of Our Gang made a short called "The Lucky Corner". The kids were helping a friend and his family sell lemonade by putting on a show for the folks in the neighborhood. Here in "Waldo's Last Stand", it's essentially the same plot--just reworked a bit.

Waldo (the bookish one) is trying to sell lemonade without much success. So, his friends (Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat and Bobby Blake) decide to put on a show to sell his lemonade. However, only one kid shows up to the god-awful show (and, frankly, all the shorts featuring talent shows were pretty bad) is Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin--who doesn't seem the least bit interested in buying a drink while he watches the show. Then, ultimately, comes the punchline--which I had anticipated.

Aside from the punchline, it's yet another typical late Our Gang comedy. Up until the arrival of Alfalfa and Darla, the films NEVER featured song and dance numbers. Now, in these later incarnations, the emphasis was NOT on comedy or the way kids really behaved but on horrible dance numbers that just grate on your nerves. While I am NOT a fan of musicals, musicals involving kids are almost always MUCH worse. Where's the comedy in this one? It's only at the very, very end. Overall, adequate and nothing more.

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