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Pups Is Pups (1930)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Short | 30 August 1930 (USA)
The gang decides to enter their animals in a local pet show.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby
Jackie Cooper ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer
Mary Ann Jackson ... Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Puppy
Alan Dong Alan Dong ... Our Gang member
Hill Twins Hill Twins ... Twins
Buddy McDonald Buddy McDonald ... Buddy
Walter Weidler Walter Weidler ... Our Gang member
Warner Weidler Warner Weidler ... Our Gang member
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Storyline

Farina sees a newspaper ad offering jobs to "colored boys" to be pages at a fancy pet show; the rest of the gang imagines their pet winning a big prize. Whlle Wheezer tries to corral his five puppies, the other little rascals get their animals ready: Mary Ann has a parrot, Chubby has a pig, Jackie imagines winning a prize big enough to buy his first airplane. When they arrive downtown, will they be allowed to enter the contest? Meanwhile, Dorothy has no interest in the pet show; she just wants to put on a clean frock and jump in a mud puddle. What about Farina? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hundehvalpene See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A favorite "Our Gang" short of film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, who in 2004 successfully lobbied for the inclusion of "Pups Is Pups" in the National Film Registry. See more »

Quotes

Jackie: [Farina shows Jack an ad he found for "Ten colored boys between the ages of 7 and 10 to act as pages" at a Dog and Pet show in town] Gee, how much will that pay?
Farina: Ohhhhhh, around two hundred bucks.
Jackie: Gee, if I had that much money, I'd buy me an airplane, then get married in Mexico and fly all around the South Pole.
Mary Ann: I'd take my Mama to Europe. She always did want to see Chicago.
Twins: [Twin on the left] I'd buy a watermelon.
Twins: [Twin on the right] I'd buy a pork chop.
Our Gang member: We'd buy whole lot chop suey.
Chubby: Yeah, and ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a colorized version. See more »

Soundtracks

For No Reason At All
(uncredited)
Music by Hal E. Rice
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Perhaps this was ghost written by Ivan Pavlov! Either way, it's adorable.
28 November 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I give this Our Gang short a 9 simply because it's so dog-gone cute. Seeing Wheezer playing hide and seek with his five puppies makes this one worth seeing! Farina gets a job at the local society dog show. He and the gang misunderstand and plan on bringing their pets (pigs, goats, frogs and the like) to the show to win prizes. Much of the film, however, shows Wheezer playing with his puppies. He's taught them to respond to a bell--much like Pavlov's experiments. And, when they accidentally get loose, EVERY possible hell in town attracts the cute puppies. Of course they get into all kinds of trouble--as do the kids. It's all good fun and one of the better Our Gang comedies.

By the way, that's Charlie Hall with the violin late in the film. He was a familiar face in various Hal Roach films--especially ones with Laurel & Hardy (such as in "Tit For Tat" and "Them That Hills").


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