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The Smile Wins (1928)

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Farina's mother is very ill and the mortgage is due. He tries to take over her laundry business, but the kids just wreck the clothes. Joe takes pity and devises a scheme to make money: the gang builds their own oil well.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ...
Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ...
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jannie Hoskins ...
Mango (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jay R. Smith ...
Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Harry Spear ...
Harry (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Dog ...
Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Aber ...
Kid throwing tomato
Jean Darling ...
Jean (unconfirmed)
George B. French ...
Simon Sleazy
Florence Hoskins ...
Farina's mother
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ...
Wheezer (unconfirmed)
Mildred Kornman ...
Mildred
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Farina's mother is very ill and the mortgage is due. He tries to take over her laundry business, but the kids just wreck the clothes. Joe takes pity and devises a scheme to make money: the gang builds their own oil well.

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26 February 1928 (USA)  »

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The release date: add the month number 02 and day number 26 and they equal last digits of year 28 of 1928. February 26th, 1928. Equasion: 02 + 26 = 28. See more »

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A wonderful Our Gang short
18 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Our Gang silent short centers around Farina, a boy who can still smile even when life is incredibly difficult. He and his sister are supported by their mother, a laundress. The mother becomes ill and things become even tougher for Farina. The gang initially harasses Farina and one of the gang pours mud into the the packages of clean laundry that Farina is on his way to deliver to a customer. The first gang member to befriend Farina is Joe Cobb and when the others learn what dire straights Farina and his family are in, they all pitch in to help him. Even Petey the dog gets into the act. A delightful short that I was fortunate enough to see a great print of at the 2013 Syracuse Cinefest.


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