MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 198,388 this week

Election Daze (1943)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 16 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 18 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Election Daze" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Election Daze (1943)

Election Daze (1943) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Election Daze.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The gang gripe about the inconveniences caused by wartime rationing. They find the insight they are seeking by putting on a show based upon Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac.

Director: Herbert Glazer
Stars: Robert Blake, Janet Burston, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin
Farm Hands (1943)
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Herbert Glazer
Stars: Our Gang, Robert Blake, Edward Hearn
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Janet finds herself being treated unfairly by her family; her sister, Aurelia, receives all the attention, and she is constantly being scolded when she tries to obtain some attention. ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Glazer
Stars: Robert Blake, Janet Burston, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Our Gang kids salute the armed forces in a stage show.

Director: Sam Baerwitz
Stars: Robert Blake, Janet Burston, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Herbert Glazer
Stars: Robert Blake, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin, George 'Spanky' McFarland
Tale of a Dog (1944)
Comedy | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When Bigshot Jones gives his unnamed dog to the All-For-One Club, Buckwheat quickly named the canine, "Smallpox". When Froggy, Mickey, Janet all other Our Gang members first hear, they ... See full summary »

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Our Gang, Robert Blake, Janet Burston
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Mickey (as Bobby Blake)
Janet Burston ...
Janet (as Our Gang)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ...
Froggy (as Our Gang)
...
Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Richard Hall ...
Happy (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert J. Anderson ...
Club member (as Bobby Anderson)
Joan Blake ...
Club Member
Buz Buckley ...
Club member
Freddie Chapman ...
Club member
Robert Ferrero ...
Club member (unconfirmed)
Vincent Graeff ...
Club member (as Billy Ray Smith)
Jackie Horner ...
Club member
Mickey Laughlin ...
Club member
Valerie Lee ...
Club member
Tommy Tucker ...
Club member
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

children | our gang | See All (2) »

Genres:

Family | Short | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 July 1943 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Leonard Maltin and Richard Bann in their 1992 "Little Rascals" book, "Election Daze" was released during the wartime presidential campaign between Thomas E. Dewey and Franklin D. Roosevelt (who, of course, would win his fourth term the following year). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

this is an interesting political satire
18 September 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Many of the MGM Our Gang shorts have gotten a bad rap (and sometimes deservedly so). And the spotty humor of shorts like Election Daze is probably why.

And yet, after watching this short recently, I came to the conclusion that much of the humor is a subtle stab at the cynicism of politics. I mean consider this: Mickey and Froggy both run for club president. They both combine election speeches with bribery (Mickey gives out lemonade, Froggy gives out jelly beans). This behavior is not unlike today's politicians who seek to win favor with voters and special interest groups. The funniest part of the film is Froggy dressed in an over-sized outfit that looks better suited for Teddy Roosevelt, proclaiming, "When you think of jelly beans, think of me!" As he's trying to deliver his speech, a heckler constantly blows on a noise-maker (again, not unlike the political hecklers of today, only they do it loudly and with signs).

The topper is when Froggy and Mickey, with the electoral results ending in a tie, decide to literally divide the clubhouse, and have their meetings simultaneously at opposite ends. Does this remind anyone of the perpetual polarization of the US?

What this short may lack in consistent humor, it makes up for in its insightful jab at politics!


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Election Daze (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?