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Big Business (1924)

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In need of some fun (and a haircut), rich kid Mickie pays a visit to the gang's barbershop.

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Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ...
Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ...
Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Michael 'Mickie' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ...
Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernest Morrison ...
Sunshine Sammy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Andy Samuel ...
Andy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jannie Hoskins ...
Mango (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Sonny Loy ...
Sing Joy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
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Allan Cavan ...
Office worker
William Gillespie ...
Mickey's father
Lyle Tayo ...
Mickey's mother
Charley Young ...
Gardener
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In need of some fun (and a haircut), rich kid Mickie pays a visit to the gang's barbershop.

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15 February 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's interesting that the Hal Roach Studio would make two shorts by the same name--first the Our Gang short "Big Business" in 1924 and then the Laurel & Hardy classic in 1929.

This installment of the series finds the kids operating a barber shop--complete with shaves, haircuts and manicures. Of course the kids end up butchering the other kids' hair! Into this strange business wanders young master Michael (Mickey Daniels)--a pampered mama's boy with long Buster Brown curls. He hates them and is thrilled to get them cut off. He's also thrilled to demonstrate to everyone he isn't a sissy and takes on an older boy and gives him a good beating. Michael's dad sees this and is thrilled, as he's been worried about his son--but obviously not enough to tell his wife what to do with the curls!. Overall, it's a clever little short which periodically shows a baby chewing on a straight razor! My how times have changed!


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