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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.

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(as Robert McGowan)

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(dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Chubby
... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
... Farina
... Wheezer
... Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Pup ... Puppy
Alan Dong ... Our Gang member
Hill Twins ... Twins
Buddy McDonald ... Buddy
Walter Weidler ... Our Gang member
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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Comedy | Family | Short

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30 August 1930 (USA)  »

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Hundehvalpene  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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In 2004, "Pups Is Pups" was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as "historically and culturally significant." As of 2018, it is the only "Our Gang" short to receive this distinction. See more »

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Music by Leroy Shield
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Perhaps this was ghost written by Ivan Pavlov! Either way, it's adorable.
28 November 2011 | by See 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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