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Arbor Day (1936)

Truant officers mistake 2 midgets for members of the gang.


Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer)


Jack Jevne (story department)


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Credited cast:
Darla Hood ... Darla (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Boone Daniel Boone ... Brown-haired boy in pageant
George Brasno George Brasno ... Boy Midget
Olive Brasno Olive Brasno ... Girl Midget
Gloria Browne Gloria Browne ... Ballet dancer
Maurice Cass Maurice Cass ... Principal Cass
John 'Uh huh' Collum John 'Uh huh' Collum ... Student
Bobby Dunn ... Crowd Extra
Betsy Gay Betsy Gay ... Dancing girl (as Betty Gay)
George Guhl ... Truant Officer Smithers
Rosina Lawrence ... Miss Lawrence
Hattie McDaniel ... Buckwheat's Mother


Truant officers mistake 2 midgets for members of the gang.

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Comedy | Family | Short


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Release Date:

2 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first of seven appearances by Rosina Lawrence in a "Little Rascals" short. See more »


The Woodman
Written by Marvin Hatley and Jeff Moffit
Sung by George 'Spanky' McFarland
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Celebrating Arbor Day With The Little Rascals
10 April 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

It's ARBOR DAY and Spanky's school is putting on a pageant - which he is determined to have nothing to do with. Eventually he agrees, but the real surprise of the proceedings is the short performance put on by a couple of midgets disguised as children.

Not much plot in this one, but it's enjoyable. That's George & Olive Brasno as the little people. Film mavens will spot Hattie McDaniel as Buckwheat's mother. Alfalfa warbles `Trees', badly.

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