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Mike Fright (1934)

The gang attends a radio station amateur show.


Gus Meins


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Credited cast:
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)
Alvin Buckelew Alvin Buckelew ... Alvin (as Our Gang)
Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson ... Jackie (as Our Gang)
Leonard Kibrick ... Leonard (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Aulbach Jean Aulbach ... Hula Dancer
Fern Carter Fern Carter ... Radio Audition Audience Member
Charlie Hall Charlie Hall ... Elevator Operator
Marvin Hatley Marvin Hatley ... Piano Player
William Irving ... Announcer
Isabel La Mal Isabel La Mal ... Receptionist
Joy Lane ... Little Girl


The gang attends a radio station amateur show.

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Short | Comedy | Family | Music


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Release Date:

25 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Broadcast 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?


The radio engineer was Bert Gordon, known years later, on radio, as The Mad Russian ("How do you do?") See more »


When Spanky walks across the studio, the squeaky sound effect doesn't match his footsteps. See more »


Mr. Morton - Station Manager: [Whispering almost inaudibly] Now go sit over there.
Spanky: What's the matter, cat got your tongue?
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Edited into Framing Youth (1937) See more »


My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua
Written by Bill Cogswell, Tommy Harrison and Johnny Noble
Danced by Billy Lee
with piano accompaniment by Marvin Hatley
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I agree, it's all harmless fun.
15 January 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is not one of the deeper Our Gang comedies--and that's not necessarily that a bad thing. So, despite having a rather simple plot, it's full of the sorts of shenanigans you'd expect from such a film.

Tommy (Tommy Bond--who later played the villainous 'Butch' in the Our Gang comedies) is going to the local radio station to participate in a talent contest. He tells the gang and they decide to participate as well--even though they don't seem to have any discernible talent. At the studio, the kids pretty much make a mess of things and end up destroying the show AND the sound man's ears! None of it is especially plot-driven--just lots of gags thrown in rather randomly. Enjoyable and undemanding--while it's not one of the best films (I think many of the early ones are better), it's worth seeing.

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