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Fish Hooky (1933)

A truant officer spots the kids in an amusement park. They try to escape him.

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Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Our Gang)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Our Gang)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Dickie Moore ... Dickie (as Our Gang)
Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard ... Cotton (as Our Gang)
John 'Uh huh' Collum John 'Uh huh' Collum ... Uh-huh (as Our Gang)
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Our Gang)
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey Daniels (as Our Gang)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Our Gang)
Mary Kornman ... Mary Kornman (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georgie Billings Georgie Billings ... Georgie
Baldwin Cooke Baldwin Cooke ... Amusement park barker
Bobby DeWar Bobby DeWar ... Student
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Storyline

Stymie and his friends plot to play hooky from school in order to go fishing, unaware that their teacher, Miss Kornman, is closing the school for the day in order to take the kids to the amusement park. Mickey, the truant officer, gets wind of the hooky plans and, just for fun, chases the would-be hooky players all around the park. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Family | Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1933 (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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Trivia

"Fish Hooky" reunites four members of the original "Our Gang" cast of 1922-1923. Allen 'Farina' Hoskins and Joe Cobb play teens who encourage the younger Rascals to ditch school. Mary Kornman and Mickey Daniels were cast in adult roles as the schoolteacher and truant officer, even though Kornman was only 17 at the time, and Daniels 18. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Daniels: Have you ever heard anything about a reform school?
Dickie: Yeah, I've heard about it. What's it like?
Mickey Daniels: Oh, it's terrible. A great big heavy iron bar around each ankle, and all stoop-shouldered from carrying a great big heavy sledgehammer.
Stymie: What's the sledgehammer for?
Mickey Daniels: They use it on the rockpile. They break great big rocks into little bitsy ones.
Dickie: Then why don't they run away?
Mickey Daniels: Oh, they can't. Too many guards. And there's a big river that runs all the way around it. And it's just chuck full of crocodiles.
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Connections

Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

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Bells
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Sweet and Tender
12 November 1999 | by Carolina PumartSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Our Gang´s comedies. The children from the past,Mickey and Mary became now the truant officer and the teacher, and they have to show the new children a lesson. Not to hooky. Dickie, Stymie, Wheezer and the others chose a bad day to play fish hooky. The rest of the class has gone to the beach for a pic-nic. And every thing is free !!


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