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Monkey Business (1926)

 -  Family | Comedy | Short  -  21 March 1926 (USA)
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An abused chimpanzee escapes from a zoo. On the run, he meets Farina, running away from home and his battling parents. The two become friends and inspire the rest of the gang to put on a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Joe Cobb ...
Joe
Jackie Condon ...
Jackie
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Mickey
Johnny Downs ...
Johnny
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Mary Kornman ...
Mary
Jay R. Smith ...
Jay
Charles A. Bachman ...
Officer
Harry Bowen ...
Man repairing auto
Ed Brandenburg ...
Patrol wagon driver
Allan Cavan ...
Man Watering Lawn
William Gillespie ...
Officer
Charlie Hall ...
Balloons vendor
Jannie Hoskins ...
Mango
Robert A. McGowan ...
First officer (as Anthony Mack)
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An abused chimpanzee escapes from a zoo. On the run, he meets Farina, running away from home and his battling parents. The two become friends and inspire the rest of the gang to put on a show to make money from neighborhood kids. But the chimp has his own idea and runs off creating havoc all over town until chased down by the local cops. Written by Edward Summer

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Farina and His Monkey
31 January 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Monkey Business (1926)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

An abused monkey runs away from his owner the same time Farina plans on running away due to the kids beating him up as well as his parents always fighting. The monkey and Farina eventually meet up and decide to take on the bullies. This one-reeler from Hal Roach is a pretty good entry in the Our Gang series, although I'm sure some are going to object to the "abuse" Farina's parents put him through. One scene has Farina's father spanking him extremely hard when the monkey goes on the attack and beats the fire out of him. Later we see the monkey going after Mickey and whooping him. The final few minutes of the flick has the kids trying to track the monkey down who is running all around town beating everyone up including a funny bit with a cop. If you like violence then this short is going to give you quite a bit of it. There's nothing overly funny here but there are several scenes that will at least put a smile on your face. The teaming of Farina and the monkey actually works as they're cute together.


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