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

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(story), (titles)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Love Bug (1925)
Family | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Robert F. McGowan
Stars: Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels
Chip an' Dale (1947)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Donald needs a log for his fire. Unfortunately, the one he picks is occupied by a couple of chipmunks and their stash of acorns. When he cuts it down, Chip and Dale fall out, but their ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash
On Ice (1935)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mickey shows off his ice-skating skills to Minnie; Goofy does some unconventional ice fishing; Donald straps skates to Pluto and laughs at his attempts to skate. Donald gets strapped to a ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Allan Watson
Documentary | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Story of the American Prairie as it was when vast herds of bison and elk grazed.

Director: James Algar
Stars: Winston Hibler
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tugboat skipper Mickey Mouse and his inept crew, consisting of Donald Duck and Goofy, try to save a sinking ship.

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Walt Disney
Boat Builders (1938)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy build a boat, but find it's harder than they had anticipated.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Four bored ghosts in a haunted house who've scared everyone away call up Ghost Hunters Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in hopes to have a little fun scaring them off.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Priscilla Williams is a young girl traveling with her mother, Joyce, to join her paternal grandfather, a British army colonel, at the post he commands in northern India. Upon arrival, they ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith
Short | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

One Friday afternoon, young Davy Allen discovers that a dog, Buck, is badly wounded around the neck because of the collar he is forced to wear by his owner, Mr. Thornycroft. When Buck comes... See full summary »

Director: LeRoy Prinz
Stars: Harry Davenport, Billy Sheffield, Dorothy Adams
The Cobbler (1923)
Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A cobbler receives his back pension and invites the gang to celebrate with a picnic, but his car stalls along the way.

Director: Tom McNamara
Stars: Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Jack Davis
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ...
Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ...
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 Kornman ...
Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernest Morrison ...
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:
...
Cop
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

16 November 1924 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Switch  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Edited into Mischief Makers (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fast Company is another worthy "Our Gang" comedy short
2 February 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Fast Company is the sixteenth short in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series created by Hal Roach. Many of the boys here want to go swimming but Mickey has to make a delivery. On the way, he encounters a rich boy waiting at a station for his mom and as they get to talking they trade places since Mickey has never seen the inside of a hotel and the rich kid just wants to play. When the rich kid returns to the gang with the goat-pulling wagon, however, they resolve to go where Mickey is which is where the fun really begins...Plenty of very funny gags abound like Joe's heavyset parents arguing with the mother using a rolling pin to hit her husband that-when the target's head gets it-causes the appliance to jump up and down, Farina tries to drink some water from a hose that keeps squirting and unsquirting because of the other kid turning it off and on and when "she" finally gives up says to Ernie (via inter-title) "'At ol' water kaint make up its mind!", a hotel monkey using firecrackers to surprise many of the adult patrons, and the gang trying a pipe that later gives them a really unwelcome feeling. Long considered lost, I found Fast Company on YouTube with, I guess, the best prints that were available and with the wonderful LeRoy Shield score from the "Little Rascals" talkies added for sheer pleasure. Regular director Robert McGowan had suffered an injury when a camera platform collapsed just before this short began filming so Charley Chase (under his real name Charles Parrott) was hired in his stead though he couldn't finish it since he also had meetings with executives at Pathe, Roach's distributor at the time. So a year later, McGowan completed it and, with the help of Mrs. Roach, secured cameos for her children with Hal, Hal Jr., 6, and Margaret, 4. When Mr. Roach saw them in the screening room, he was pleasantly surprised. So on that note, I highly recommend Fast Company.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Fast Company (1924) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?