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Robert A. McGowan (story)
H.M. Walker (titles)
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Release Date:
6 April 1929 (USA) See more »
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One of the most bizarre Our Gang comedies ever made See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jean Darling ... Jean (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ... Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Harry Spear ... Harry (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Dog ... Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals)

Directed by
Robert F. McGowan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert A. McGowan  story
H.M. Walker  titles

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 superintendent
Harry Lucenay .... animal trainer

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USA:20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One of the most bizarre Our Gang comedies ever made, 15 July 2006
Author: Damon Fordham from United States

This is a really strange, but thought provoking film. Here, beloved Mary literally lets Harry Spear kick her behind, spend her money on him, and forces her to push his kiddie car, all so that she could get the occasional joy of watching Harry "Wiggle His Ears." Armchair Freudians and double-entendre fans will quickly get the "joke" here. He quickly dumps Mary for pintsized blonde bombshell Jean Darling. What happens? You'll see.

This is all quite strange and unsettling on a number of counts. It's difficult to accept as comedy a scene where a little girl like Mary is being kicked in the buttocks and abused in other ways by Harry. Farina gives Mary advice on how to "Win your man and be a flapper." The sight of Mary in tight clothes and heavy makeup is REALLY creepy, not to mention the very idea of kids being used to satirize adult sexual relationships. However, the film works as a conversation piece and would especially play well if shown to a college classroom to discuss gender issues. That aside, it leaves a pretty foul aftertaste and fortunately, the Gang producers stuck to the kid's stuff in the future.

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