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Fly My Kite (1931)

A greedy man tries to get rid of his mother by putting her in an old folks home until he discovers she has a fortune in stock certificates.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ... Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Shirley Jean Rickert ... Shirley (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
George Ernest ... Georgie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dickie Jackson Dickie Jackson ... Dickie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Chic Sales Jr. Chic Sales Jr. ... Our Gang Member (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Williams Jackie Williams ... Our Gang Member (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mae Busch ... Dan's New Wife
Margaret Mann ... Margaret 'Grandma' Mann
Jim Mason ... Dan - Son-in-Law (as James Mason)
Broderick O'Farrell ... Bond Agent
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Storyline

A greedy man tries to get rid of his mother by putting her in an old folks home until he discovers she has a fortune in stock certificates.

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Family | Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minha Pipa Tá no Ar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The final Our Gang appearances for Mary Ann Jackson, and Norman 'Chubby' Chaney. See more »

Goofs

The letter read to Grandma is upper and lower case at first, but suddenly becomes written in all capital letters when seen through the goldfish bowl. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Amanda by Night 2 (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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23 December 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Fly My Kite (1931)

** (out of 4)

This Our Gang short doesn't have too many laughs but there's still a fairly nice story. The gang's favorite grandmother is getting taken advantage of by her evil stepson. He kicks her out of the house she's staying but soon tries to steal some bonds from her, which are worth a lot of money. Again, I really didn't laugh a single time during this short but I enjoyed the story enough to make it worth sitting through and the cast were all pretty good. Margaret Mann is pretty good as the grandmother and Mae Busch, of Laurel and Hardy fame, is nice in her one scene. Chubby, Stymie and Wheezer are all cute enough in the film even though they don't get too many comic moments. The film ends with the gang tracking down the stepson and throwing rocks at him, which was mildly entertaining.


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