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Unexpected Riches (1942)

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After getting scale saying that their will be unexpected riches, the Our Gang are soon tricked by another kid to do a chore that he needs to do, thinking that they're going to get rich. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Mickey (as Bobby Blake)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ...
Froggy (as Our Gang)
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander ...
Mickey's father
Margaret Bert ...
Mickey's mother
Symona Boniface ...
Extra in Froggy's dream
Willa Pearl Curtis ...
Big Shot's mother
Barry Downing ...
Kenneth 'Ken' Reed
Stanley Logan ...
Extra in Froggy's dream
Big Shot ...
Big Shot
Emmett Vogan ...
Mr. Reed, Ken's father
Ernestine Wade ...
Bit in Buckwheat's dream
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After getting scale saying that their will be unexpected riches, the Our Gang are soon tricked by another kid to do a chore that he needs to do, thinking that they're going to get rich. This is the final "Our Gang" short for the character Spanky. Written by rocknrollunderdawg

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Comedy | Family | Short

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28 November 1942 (USA)  »

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$19,911 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
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Final Our Gang appearance of George 'Spanky' McFarland. See more »

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Goodbye, Spanky!
8 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is George "Spanky" McFarland's last short as a member of Our Gang. He is much too old to be part of the gang and is bursting out of his costume. Why MGM still insisted on using him in the kid comedies at age 13 is a mystery. In this short comedy, the gang dreams about what it would be like to be rich. We see Buckwheat's dream, Mickey's dream, and Froggy's dream. But we do not see Spanky's dream. I guess Spanky was just too old and too fat to dream! Like Matthew "Stymie" Beard's final appearance in "Teacher's Beau" where he does not have one line of dialogue, MGM is saying to Spanky, "You're out, and you do not matter anymore." Sad, isn't it.


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