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Hook and Ladder (1932)

The gang, while playing firemen, come upon a real fire.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sherwood Bailey Sherwood Bailey ... Spud (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Kendall McComas Kendall McComas ... Breezy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dickie Moore ... Dickie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Buddy McDonald Buddy McDonald ... Speck (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Harold 'Bouncy' Wertz Harold 'Bouncy' Wertz ... Bouncy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Morgan ... Fireman
Don Sandstrom Don Sandstrom ... Fire hazard bit
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Storyline

The gang, while playing firemen, come upon a real fire.

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Genres:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1932 (USA) 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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Did You Know?

Quotes

Stymie: [Careening downhill in makeshift fire engine]
  • I don't know where we goin', but we're on our way.

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Connections

Referenced in The Little Rascals (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Old Days
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Fightin' Fires With The Little Rascals
26 April 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

To help out their city during a shortage of fire fighters, the Rascals have developed their own HOOK AND LADDER company. Converting an old barn into a firehouse, and using a motley assortment of wagons & vehicles, they are vigilant and alert to respond instantly to an alarm - if `Cheef' Dickie can get the pants on little brother Spanky. But when a warehouse full of dynamite begins to burn, and the Gang are the first on the scene, things really begin to heat up...

A very funny little film. The Rascals' fire fighting amenities, in the best tradition of Rube Goldberg, are a delight - as is Spanky & his medicine oil tribulations.


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