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Rich boy Waldo gets his clothes dirty playing football with the gang just before he has to go to his mother's society party. The gang tries to help him clean up.

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James Parrott
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wally Albright ... Waldo (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)
Alvin Buckelew Alvin Buckelew ... Alvin (as Our Gang)
Leonard Kibrick ... Leonard (as Our Gang)
Jerry Tucker ... Jerry (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Our Gang)
Harry Lowe Jr. Harry Lowe Jr. ... Kid from laundromat (as Our Gang)
Jacqueline Taylor ... Jane (as Jackie Taylor)
Jackie White Jackie White ... Jane's Friend (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Game Spectator (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samuel Adams Samuel Adams ... Butler (as Sam Adams)
Ernie Alexander Ernie Alexander ... Pedestrian
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Storyline

Rich boy Waldo gets his clothes dirty playing football with the gang just before he has to go to his mother's society party. The gang tries to help him clean up. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Family | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meidän sakkimme pesutouhuissa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director James Parrott has a cameo in this film. He can be glimpsed walking by the outside of the Chinese laundry. See more »

Quotes

Waldo's mother: Waldo's Mother admonishes his violin practicing by saying "Waldo, your B-flat in the obligato pianissimo needs more staccato."
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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

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Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Pretty typical of an Our Gang short.
15 January 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Obviously, this is not the most politically correct title--a comment about the way folks referred to Chinese back in the old days. But if you can get past this, it's a pretty good Our Gang short.

This film was directed by James Parrott--a man who used to be a comic for Hal Roach Studios and guy who directed a lot of films for the studio (including films of Laurel & Hardy). He also was the brother of Charley Chase--the wonderful comic who seems to be gaining more attention in recent years due to his shorts being shown on Turner Classic Movies as well as the release of several nice DVD sets.

Waldo plays a rich kid who desperately wants to play with the Gang. But, his snooty mother wants him to stay home and practice his violin. Unlike some rich kids in these shorts, Waldo is a nice kid and you feel sorry for him. When the kids see him watching, they invite him to play--and Waldo gets REALLY filthy. Not wanting him to get in trouble, the kids decide to help him clean up--with predictable results.

The best thing about the short was the ambulance gag, but there were lots of nice moments in the film. I especially like how nice all the kids were--very accepting and decent. Well worth seeing.


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