Mickey changes clothes with a rich boy and moves into a hotel.


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Credited cast:
Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie McChicken (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jack Davis ...
Jack McChicken (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Lassie Lou Ahern ...
Little girl (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Walter Wilkinson ...
Little Rondamere Von Swell (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woman from Traveler's Aid Society
Charlie Hall ...
Bellboy Who Carries Farina
Dell Henderson ...
Man in Lobby
Hal Roach Jr. ...
Kid Who Douses Farina
Lyle Tayo ...
Woman Whose Hat Blows Up


Early little rascals film, Mickey switches places with a kid going to stay at a hotel and invites the gang up to the room, as well as Mickey's goat, shinanigans ensue...great early look at some of the gang when they were just pee wee tykes Written by dictracy23

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Family | Comedy | Short




Release Date:

16 November 1924 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Switch  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director, Robert F. McGowan was injured when a camera platform collapsed and thus could not begin work on this film. Charley Chase substituted for him, but was then called away to New York to confer with Pathe executives, and the footage shot was tucked away until someone could finish it. McGowan salvaged Chase's scenes almost a year later and the film came out in 1924. See more »


Edited into Mischief Makers (1960) See more »

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A Few Nice Laughs
24 January 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fast Company (1924)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Better than average Our Gang short has Mickey trading places with a rich kid who never gets to do anything "fun" due to his boring parents. Mickey gives the rich kid his goat cart and when the gang sees this other kid driving it they want to know what's going on. The gang goes to a rich hotel to look for Mickey and chaos follows. I've found many of these Hal Roach-Our Gang shorts to be lacking in terms of laughs but this one here actually managed to have a few good moments in its 14-minute running time. I think the highlight of the film has to be this goat cart, which is exactly what it sounds like. Another good moment happens once the chaos breaks loose in the hotel with one scene where a kid hides in a shower and surprises a woman getting ready to get in. The film runs about six-minutes shorter than the majority of the films in this series but I must admit that I think the shorter time actually helps everything. It makes the film seem a lot more complete and it doesn't seem as if added non-jokes are here just to expand the running time.

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