Another great early silent comedy that proves the original Hal Roach - Our Gang had it all over the MGM Little Rascals!
This early Our Gang 2 reel comedy starts with freckle faced Mickey Daniels as a patient in a hospital (hence the title) being forced to take the dreaded Castor Oil! Sneakily he tries substituting some nearby maple syrup but the nurse notices and pulls a double switch. Yuck! The gang comes to visit and runs wild in the formerly quiet zone turning everything they find into play things, including x-ray machines, electric shock equipment, skeletons, etc. It may be silly, but like other early Little Rascal shorts their innocent fun is even more hilarious when it is near dangerous or at least painful. Hard to find these days, it's still worth the search to watch these talented youths Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Farina, Mary Kornman, Ernest Morrison aka Sunshine Sammy.
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