When one of the Our Gang kids finds money under his pillow after losing a tooth, all the kids decide to get rich by having all their teeth pulled. They visit a dentist, Dr. Schultz, who ... See full summary »

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When one of the Our Gang kids finds money under his pillow after losing a tooth, all the kids decide to get rich by having all their teeth pulled. They visit a dentist, Dr. Schultz, who scares them out of their plan (and probably out of ever seeing a dentist again.) Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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28 May 1938 (USA)  »

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George 'Spanky' McFarland is not in this and four other shorts, due to being loaned to R-K-O Pictures for Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938). In order the five shorts' titles, without 'Spanky' are Feed 'em and Weep (1938), The Awful Tooth (1938), Hide and Shriek (1938). Two were filmed at MGM, The Little Ranger (1938) and Party Fever (1938). See more »

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Spoofs The Awful Truth (1937) See more »

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Good Old Days
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Not infuriating, but not very good
18 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I'll say this for the dentist: He doesn't get as carried away by his sadism as other adults who revel in frightening the Rascals under the guise of moral instruction (see BEAR FACTS, for example). He also doesn't mislead them much - extracting teeth is a horribly painful process with serious consequences, and it makes sense for him to strongly discourage them in case they decide to hire someone else or yank them on their own. Best of all, he forks over some rewards to console them.

That being said, this entire short is pretty dull, because its preachiness is so plain - more than probably any other Hal Roach OUR GANG I've seen, it barely even tries to be funny or charming.


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