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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
... Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
... Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
... Shirley (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
... Donald (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Clifton Young ... Robert 'Bonedust' (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Mr. Pennypacker
... Billy, Chain store official
... Henderson, Chain store official
... Mrs. Margaret Mack (storekeeper)
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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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Family | Comedy | Short

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Release Date:

3 January 1931 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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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 Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

On To The Show
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Watchin' Grandma's Store With The Little Rascals
17 May 2000 | by See 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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