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Thundering Fleas (1926)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  4 July 1926 (USA)
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The kids from Our Gang have to attend a wedding, and they bring along their flea collection--which gets loose.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Cobb ...
Jackie Condon ...
Johnny Downs ...
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Mary Kornman ...
Scooter Lowry ...
Jay R. Smith ...
Jannie Hoskins ...
Clifton Young ...
Lassie Lou Ahern ...
Flower Girl at the Adult Wedding
Harry Bowen ...
Watcher of flea circus
Sammy Brooks ...
Short Flea Circus Spectator
Allan Cavan ...
Father of the bride
Mustachioed wedding guest


The kids from Our Gang have to attend a wedding, and they bring along their flea collection--which gets loose.

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Comedy | Family | Short





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4 July 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Flea Circus  »

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1.33 : 1
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Date of release: Sunday, July 4th, 1926, was 150 years, 54,785 days, equaling 7,826 weeks and 3 days after Thursday, July 4th, 1776, the date written on Thomas Jefferson's Declaraton of Independence. It was also fifty years before (18,263 days & 2,609 weeks), United States of America's bi-centennial on Sunday, July 4th, 1976. See more »


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Fun Film from the Gang
31 January 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Thundering Fleas (1926)

*** (out of 4)

The Our Gang kids help a flea trainer try and find his missing fleas but when they don't find the main one the trainer gets upset and lets them keep the ones they did find. This doesn't work out too well because the kids take the fleas to Mary's sisters wedding and soon they get loose and cause everyone to start scratching. This is one of the better Our Gang shorts thanks in large part to some nice animation but also some fine supporting performances by Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson and Charley Chase. Hardy shows up in a funny bit as a cop and Finlayson plays the preacher. Chase is the guy at the wedding wearing the large mustache and he has a funny bit. The mixing of animation and live action was certainly in its early days here but I enjoyed what they did. Most of the animation deals with the tracks done by the fleas including riding a bike and we get several animated clips of the fleas getting on the Gang's dog. The stuff at the wedding with everyone scratching themselves as pretty funny but there's no question that the main reason to watch this is for the supporting players and the animation.

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