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The Big Show (1923)

The gang creates its own makeshift county fair, highlighted by a "movie," which is really a clever stage performance.


Robert F. McGowan


Hal Roach, H.M. Walker (titles)


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Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Jack (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernest Morrison ... Booker T. (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Richard Billings Richard Billings ... Muggsy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Andy Samuel ... Andy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Brooks Roy Brooks ... DeRues
Dick Gilbert ... Security guard
Billy Lord Billy Lord ... Harold Lloyd impersonator (unconfirmed)


The gang creates its own makeshift county fair, highlighted by a "movie," which is really a clever stage performance.

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Comedy | Short | Family





Release Date:

25 February 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

County Fair See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


As in other early Hal Roach Rascals shorts, the Farina character is a girl. See more »


References Shoulder Arms (1918) See more »

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I have an old 16mm print of this howler and it is quiet funny still today!
20 July 2004 | by larry41onEbaySee all my reviews

The Gang puts on a `County Fair' including barnyard animals dressed/costumed as `wild' African creatures. The center piece of the fair has the Rascals paying tribute to their favorite film stars by staging a mock movie/live show for an appreciative audience. Spoofs include imitations by the kids of Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Harold Lloyd in recreations of their recent movies! Packed with squirrel driven shooting galleries, dog driven amusement thrill rides this Fair is more than fair! I hope these silent OUR GANG films get released on DVD soon as today's kids would love it and we need to keep alive the appreciate of gentle, old fashioned family fun!

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