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Second Childhood (1936)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Family, Short  |  11 April 1936 (USA)
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A lonely, rich, hypochondriac is celebrating her 65th birthday in the same manner in which she observes the other 364 days of the year by complaining, berating her servants, taking her ... See full summary »

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Darla (as Our Gang)
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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)
Dickie De Nuet ...
Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sidney Bracey ...
Hobson, the butler
Gretta Gould ...
Maid
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Grandma
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A lonely, rich, hypochondriac is celebrating her 65th birthday in the same manner in which she observes the other 364 days of the year by complaining, berating her servants, taking her pills and grumping about everything around her, including the sunshine. A toy airplane comes flying through an open window and breaks a vase, and when its owner, Spanky, comes in search of it he is informed he will have to pay seventy-five cents for the broken vase. Spanky has never seen six bits, much less having it in his pants, so he offers his and his friends' help in cleaning up the yard in exchange. Before the kids are through, they've given the old lady a new outlook on life. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Zeffie Tilbury tried hard to hide the fact that she was blind. She had to be helped onstage by a friend and companion. See more »

Goofs

Just before Grandma does the "Annie Oakley" (over the shoulder slingshot trick), she can be heard calling Alfalfa "Carl," who was of course, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer - the actor playing Alfalfa. See more »

Quotes

Grandma: I'm taking care of this, Hobson.
Spanky: Yeah, she's takin' care of this... Hobson.
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Soundtracks

Oh! Susanna
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Written by Stephen Foster
Arranged by Marvin Hatley
Sung by George 'Spanky' McFarland, and Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
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Brightenin' An Old Lady's Life With The Little Rascals
5 June 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

A rich & lonely lady begins her SECOND CHILDHOOD on her 65th birthday when Spanky, Alfalfa & the Gang show her how to loosen-up & enjoy life.

A funny little film, with a spry & humorous performance by English actress Zeffie Tilbury as Grandma, who actually turned 73 the year this was produced. Highlight: Alfalfa, Spanky & Grandma singing ‘Oh! Susanna'.


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