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Three Smart Guys (1943)

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Froggy hatches a plan to get Mickey, Buckwheat, and himself sent home from school early so they can go fishing. When the plan backfires, the boys decide to play hooky the next day. At the ... See full summary »

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Mickey (as Bobby Blake)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ...
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Janet Burston ...
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Froggy hatches a plan to get Mickey, Buckwheat, and himself sent home from school early so they can go fishing. When the plan backfires, the boys decide to play hooky the next day. At the fishing hole, there are plenty of lunkers just waiting for the bait, but the boys have some comic trouble. After Buckwheat finds a new way to catch fish, an old man gives them a life lesson. Will they keep fishing or change their ways? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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23 October 1943 (USA)  »

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A dull triple threat!
29 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three Smart Guys has all the elements that ruined the Our Gang series at the hands of MGM, which had taken over production from Hal Roach in 1938 for the final 52 shorts. This stinkeroo boasts the inept acting "talents" of Billy "Froggy" Laughlin, Bobby "Mickey" Blake and the ever-annoying Janet Burston, an impossibly dull script from the poisoned pens of Hal Law and Robert A. McGowan and the nail-in-the-series' coffin: the dreaded lesson ("don't play hooky!"). Zzzzzzzzzz. Three Smart Guys is the antithesis of the earlier Hal Roach shorts, whose primary objective was laughs. Unfortunately for us, these bottom-of-the-barrel MGM shorts are what most people remember today when they think of Our Gang. There are perhaps 5 MGM incarnations really worth seeing, which judged against the likes of Three Smart Guys, appears to be pure dumb luck.


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