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Canned Fishing (1938)

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Spanky and Alfalfa plot to play hooky so they can go fishing, by pretending that Alfalfa is sick and Spanky should stay with him while the parents are away. But Spanky's mom, knowing the ... See full summary »

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Porky (as Our Gang)
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Spanky (as Our Gang)
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Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Gary Jasgur ...
Junior (as Our Gang)
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Spanky and Alfalfa plot to play hooky so they can go fishing, by pretending that Alfalfa is sick and Spanky should stay with him while the parents are away. But Spanky's mom, knowing the truth, turns the tables by insisting they also watch Spanky's little brother. But taking care of little brother turns out to be more difficult than they expected. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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12 February 1938 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

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Ominous little Sunday School lesson
17 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

It has the same ineffable charm all the Hal Roach OUR GANG movies had, but not much else. MGM may have nailed the lid on the series' coffin, but CANNED FISHING probably marks the beginning of its terminal illness. Its kids-asking-for-trouble-by-playing-hooky-from-school-to-go-fishing plot has little to enliven it except a few mildly cute turns by the cast's younger children. We've seen this story done a billion times already, and it almost never worked. Does anyone really enjoy seeing the urchins taught a moral by condescending adults? I guess so; Roach's following (mostly mediocre) shorts included BEAR FACTS and THE AWFUL TOOTH as well...then MGM took over, and we all know how that ended up.


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