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Dogs of War! (1923)

Passed | | Short, Comedy, Family | 1 July 1923 (USA)
The gang wages war using old vegetables as munitions. Later, they ruin a movie in progress when they double-expose the film.


Robert F. McGowan


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




Credited cast:
Hal Roach's Rascals Hal Roach's Rascals ... The Kids
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 ... Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elmo Billings ... Opposing Army Member
Roy Brooks Roy Brooks ... Receptionist
Bob Davis Bob Davis ... Truck driver
Dick Gilbert ... Studio guard
William Gillespie ... Director of 'Should Husbands Work?'
Clara Guiol ... Actress, mother of 'Little Clarice'
Jack Hill Jack Hill ... Officer


Two groups of children are staging a mock trench battle in a tomato patch. When the battle ends, one girl's mother comes to take her to her job at the nearby motion picture studio. The other children decide that it might be fun to work there, too, and they sneak into the unsuspecting studio. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy | Family


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Filmed alongside Harold Lloyd's Why Worry? (1923), using the South American town set built for that film, and featuring Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston as themselves. See more »


References Why Worry? (1923) See more »

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Crying Havoc With Our Gang
18 October 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Our Gang is having a grand old time playing war in a tomato patch, when the nursing corps -- Mary Kornman -- is called off to earn five dollars at a nearby film studio. So all of them decide they'd like to earn five dollars, and off they go to sneak into the studio, wrecking production for the day.

It's a funny episode for Hal Roach's rascals, with its meta-humor on the film-making process, and its burlesque on the sort of vamp melodrama that was popular at the time. Keep an eye out for a cameo of Harold Lloyd on the WHY WORRY? set.

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1 July 1923 (USA) See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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