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Our Gang (1922)

An unethical merchant moves into town and steals customers from the widowed owner of an established store; the gang steps in to help.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan

Writers:

Hal Roach (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anna Mae Bilson ... Mary Jane (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
John Hatton John Hatton ... Rich Boy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernest Morrison ... Sunshine Sammy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buck Black Buck Black ... One of the Gang (unconfirmed)
Peggy Cartwright ... Peggy (unconfirmed)
Weston Doty Weston Doty ... One of the Gang (unconfirmed)
Winston Doty Winston Doty ... One of the Gang (unconfirmed)
Henry Hill Henry Hill ... Henry
George Ward George Ward ... One of the Gang (as George Warde) (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

One member of the gang has a widowed mother who keeps the village store. A rival merchant opens a shop across the street and by questionable methods lures the widow's customers away from her. The gang decides to take a hand and try and get the widow's business back. Written by Jonathan D. Parshall <jdp1981@netscape.net>

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Short | Comedy | Family

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Gang See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first short of "Hal Roach's Rascals" series that was filmed, and the third that was released. See more »

Quotes

Sunshine Sammy: Let's get customers! We can't see Mary Jane starve - She ain't any too fat now.
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Connections

Referenced in Pardon Us (1931) See more »

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Would be nice to see how it all began
25 April 2005 | by Moax429See all my reviews

After reading the review in Leonard Maltin and Richard Bann's 1992 "Little Rascals" book of this very first "Our Gang" film, I can only hope someone will locate and restore the film, and ultimately put it on DVD. It sounds like "Our Gang" at its best and funniest (I wonder what that surviving fragment of "Our Gang" Maltin and Bann cited was like?). For that matter, it would be nice to see some of these early silents, period, since some of them were the "blueprints" for the more commonly seen (sound) episodes. I wonder what kind of "show" the kids and their pets put on to win the widow's much-needed business? Maybe a makeshift circus?....


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