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Reed Heustis (titles)
Robert A. McGowan (story)
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Release Date:
14 January 1928 (USA) See more »
As a joke, several members of the gang convince Farina, who is "brave but superstitious", that he's... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
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)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mildred Kornman ... Mildred (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)
Bobby Dean ... Bobby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Aber ... Kid running
Chester A. Bachman ... Officer
Jean Darling ... Jean (unconfirmed)
Charles Lloyd ... Vendor

Directed by
Robert F. McGowan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Reed Heustis  titles
Robert A. McGowan  story

Produced by
Robert F. McGowan .... producer
Hal Roach .... producer
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier 
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer
Other crew
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor
Harry Lucenay .... animal trainer

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Additional Details

32 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The date of release: Saturday, January 14th, 1928, was one day after superstition day (to some), "Friday, the 13th".See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Our Gang Scare-Fest Gets Better at the End, 15 October 2006
Author: Tom from Burlington, VT

This short has a lot of funny moments, but it's too long (the longest of all the "Our Gang" shorts, I've heard), and leans too much on mocking the cowardice and gullibility of Farina, the sole black character in the film. The rest of the gang is reduced to a bunch of bullies. The more they pick on Farina, the slower and more annoying the film becomes.

The short picks up when Farina is tricked into entering a graveyard and the gang's pranks backfire, scaring them as much as Farina. Some of the gags are elaborate and even spooky, and the pace becomes lightning fast. I think if they had edited down the first half this would have been a classic.

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