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Three Men in a Tub (1938)

 -  Comedy | Family | Short  -  26 March 1938 (USA)
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When Darla shows up with a new beau, Alfalfa is bereft. Unable to compete with Waldo's wealth, he decides to compete with skill. Waldo has a miniature speedboat. Alfalfa and the gang build ... See full summary »

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Darla (as Our Gang)
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Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
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Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Darwood Kaye ...
John 'Uh huh' Collum ...
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Gary Jasgur ...
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When Darla shows up with a new beau, Alfalfa is bereft. Unable to compete with Waldo's wealth, he decides to compete with skill. Waldo has a miniature speedboat. Alfalfa and the gang build their own "speedboat," powered by ducks, and challenge Waldo to a race for the hand of Darla. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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26 March 1938 (USA)  »

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Ungerne og speedbåden  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This was both Jerry Tucker's and John 'Uh huh' Collum's last appearance in Our Gang. Jerry is seen at the far right in the back row. John is the announcer of the race. See more »

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Barely adequate--the series is treading water.
3 February 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The very nerdy and ridiculously adult Waldo is wooing Darla in his mini-boat in this episode. The gang naturally hate Waldo since he's a bookish rich kid and challenge him to a boat race--him and his fancy boat and them with their piece of trash homemade boat.

There's a lot to dislike in this episode of Our Gang. Like most of their later shorts, this one looks rushed and lacked the comedic touch of the earlier films. A few examples of the shoddy quality of this one includes the use of rather poor rear projection, the flag blowing the wrong direction on the boat (simple details like this should have been caught) and, inexplicably, bad overacting by Darla Hood. While she'd made quite a few shorts before this one, here she really hams it up later in the film. In addition, there just isn't that much comedy in this one.


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