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The First Round-Up (1934)

The gang packs up for a camping trip to Cherry Creek two miles from their home, but to them it is the wilderness. After night falls, the hooting owls and croaking frogs conjure up visions ... See full summary »

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Gus Meins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wally Albright ... Wally (as Our Gang)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Our Gang)
Scotty Beckett ... Scotty (as Our Gang)
Tommy Bond ... Tommy (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Our Gang)
Cullen Johnson Cullen Johnson ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Philbrook Lyons Philbrook Lyons ... Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Willie Mae Taylor Willie Mae Taylor ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Billy Wolfstone Billy Wolfstone ... Marvin (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Bletcher ... Billy, Wally's father
Zoila Conan Zoila Conan ... Wally's mother
Marvin Strin Marvin Strin ... Kid (unconfirmed)
Jacqueline Taylor ... Jane
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Kid emptying canteens
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Storyline

The gang packs up for a camping trip to Cherry Creek two miles from their home, but to them it is the wilderness. After night falls, the hooting owls and croaking frogs conjure up visions of spooks. When a thunderstorm hits, they all scurry for home. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Family | Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ungerne på lejrtur See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Wally: Say ain't you kids a little far away from us over there?
Scotty: Nope.
Wally: You won't like it way over there when it gets dark.
Stymie: Yeah why don't you be society like? Come on over.
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Soundtracks

Good Old Days
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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The First Round-Up is another amusing Our Gang comedy
14 November 2014 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, The First Round-Up, is the one hundred twenty-eighth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the fortieth talkie. The gang wants to go camping. Wally gets permission from his father who assures the mother that they'll be back in about an hour. Spanky and Scotty are excluded but they arrive first since they hitchhiked. They're also the only ones to bring food which the rest of the gang grabs when they're finally allowed some. Then night comes...This was one of the more subtly humorous of the Our Gang shorts with not much exciting happening till the end. Buckwheat is here for the second time in the series but she's played by Willie Mae Taylor in this one while the eventual one, Billie Thomas, is also making his second appearance. Unlike most of these early talkies, the score is used sparingly here to good effect. Oh, and there's some amusing animation by Roy Seawright. So on that note, The First Round-Up is recommended.


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