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Sprucin' Up (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Short | 1 June 1935 (USA)
An officer moves into the neighborhood, and everybody wants to get friendly with his daughter.

Director:

Gus Meins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Scotty Beckett ... Scotty (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Alvin Buckelew Alvin Buckelew ... Alvin (as Our Gang)
Marianne Edwards ... Miss Jones, the new girl (as Our Gang)
Robert Lentz Robert Lentz ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Donald Proffitt Donald Proffitt ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Harold Switzer Harold Switzer ... Harold (as Our Gang)
Jerry Tucker ... Percy (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard Harry Bernard ... Officer Riley
James P. Burtis James P. Burtis ... Real estate agent
Lester Dorr ... First pedestrian (unconfirmed)
Dick Elliott ... Mr. Jones
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Storyline

An officer moves into the neighborhood, and everybody wants to get friendly with his daughter.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Night Ladies 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?

Trivia

Just before Spanky begins doing chin-ups, Alfalfa tells him, "Anything you can do, I can do better." While certainly not trademarked, this catchy line may have inspired Irving Berlin to write the famous closing number of the popular Broadway musical, "Annie Get Your Gun," which did not debut until 1946, 11 years after this short subject. See more »

Quotes

Spanky: Say, who's this funny lookin' monkey?
Alfalfa: That happens to be me, partner!
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Alternate Versions

In recent airings, when Spanky complains about having to wash his face, the part where he turns to Buckwheat and tells him he's lucky was edited due to it was a racial comment (an unintended one). See more »

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Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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The Moon And You
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Funny, despite some lulls.
25 March 1999 | by SquonkSee all my reviews

In this Our Gang short, Spanky, Alfalfa and the Gang just can't stand the fact that their mothers are always trying to get them to wash their ears, and shine their shoes, and comb their hair, etc. That is, until a pretty young girl moves in across the street. She also happens to be daughter to the new truant officer. Several moderately funny moments lead up to the ultimate battle between Spanky and Alfalfa for the young girl's affection. The chin-up contest between them is very funny and is prime example of a great comic team at work. All in all, "Sprucin' Up" has it's share of lulls, but will still leave you smiling.


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