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Helping Grandma (1931)

The kids' adopted grandma decides to sell her store, but can't decide whom to sell it to. The kids try to help her out.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Cooper ... Jackie (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)
Donald Haines ... Donald (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Clifton Young Clifton Young ... Robert 'Bonedust' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar Apfel ... Mr. Pennypacker
William Gillespie ... Billy, Chain store official
Dell Henderson ... Henderson, Chain store official
Margaret Mann ... Mrs. Margaret Mack (storekeeper)
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Storyline

The kids' adopted grandma decides to sell her store, but can't decide whom to sell it to. The kids try to help her out. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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children | our gang | See All (2) »

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1931 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The calendar on the wall at the end of the store counter shows the month of May 1929. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the short, you can see Oscar Apfel (Mr. Pennypacker) grimace before Wheezer hits him with the hammer. See more »

Connections

Featured in La bola de cristal: Episode #1.15 (1985) See more »

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Wishing
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Watchin' Grandma's Store With The Little Rascals
17 May 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

Jackie, Farina, Chubby & the rest of the Gang are HELPING GRANDMA run her little grocery store. After 55 years in business, there's a possibility that a chain store enterprise may buy her out at a good profit. But when a dishonest charlatan gets involved & attempts to cheat the old lady, it's time for serious action.

A good little film with both laughs & tears. Notice how the older Rascals vacate the whole midsection of the film, so as to showcase the younger generation. Highlight: Stymie's `smell test'. That's Margaret Mann playing Grandma.


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