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Robot Wrecks (1941)

 -  Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi  -  12 July 1941 (USA)
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While visiting Black's Department Store, the Our Gang observe "Volto" a publicity robot in the appliance department. Unaware that the robot is actually an actor in a costume, the Our Gang ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
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Darla (as Our Gang)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ...
Froggy Laughlin (as Our Gang)
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Bert ...
Julia Laughlin, Froggy's mother
Joan Blake ...
Robot onlooker
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Mr. Laughlin, Froggy's father
Vincent Graeff ...
Boxcar
Emmett Vogan ...
Robot owner
Fred Walburn ...
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While visiting Black's Department Store, the Our Gang observe "Volto" a publicity robot in the appliance department. Unaware that the robot is actually an actor in a costume, the Our Gang resolve to build one of their own. The neighborhood bully takes advantage of the gang's ignorance and sells them a box of "invisible rays" to fuel the gang's creation. Actually, neighborhood tough guy "Boxcar" climbs inside to animate the robot. He runs amok, using the lawn mower to destroy flower and vegetable gardens. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi | Short

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12 July 1941 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Mediocre "Our Gang" short from the series' declining years
18 April 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

ROBOT WRECKS is a mediocre entry in the "Our Gang" series, made during the declining years of the once excellent short comedies. The aging "second generation" cast members look awkward, particularly Spanky McFarland, who is really too old to portray a kid. The plot is according to a well-worn formula, with the gang building their own backyard version of something they have seen. It's all familiar, with predictable results. The studio was trying to introduce another new generation of child actors to the series during this time period, but the originality of the characters seen in the earlier films just wasn't there. The best examples of the earlier films (1930's era) featured the gang doing their thing without any adult presence in evidence. The 1940's films are full of adult characters, and their presence is a big detraction. If you want to catch the true peak of the series, watch the films made from 1929 through the mid 1930's, and don't bother with later series entries.


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