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Divot Diggers (1936)

When the caddies at the local golf course go on strike, the gang steps in to earn some money.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

Jack Jevne (story department)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Darla Hood ... Darla (as Our Gang)
Eugene 'Porky' Lee ... Porky (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Our Gang)
Patsy May Patsy May ... Baby (as Baby Patsy May)
Harold Switzer Harold Switzer ... Harold (as Our Gang)
Jiggs Jiggs ... Chimpanzee (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Bletcher ... Bill - Third Golfer
Hubert Diltz Hubert Diltz ... Tractor Driver
Tom Dugan ... Fourth Golfer
Jack Hatfield Jack Hatfield ... Mr. Hatfield - Caddy Master
Jack Hill Jack Hill ... Golfer
Leonard Kibrick ... Caddy
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Storyline

When the caddies at the local golf course go on strike, the gang steps in to earn some money.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ungerne spiller golf 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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Trivia

This film marked the final Our Gang installment directed by the series' best director, Robert F. McGowan, who had been with the series since its beginning in 1922. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Hatfield, Caddy Master: Well Mr. Jackson?
Mr. Jackson, First Golfer: Is that your idea of Caddies?
Mr. Hatfield, Caddy Master: Well it's the best I can do.
Mr. Jackson, First Golfer: What do they know about Golf?
Spanky: Shot a 74 yesterday.
Mr. Jackson, First Golfer: 74 strokes for 18 Holes?
Spanky: No that was just for the first hole. But I could have done a 64 for the second.
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Beyond The Rainbow
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Divot Diggers was a greatly hilarious Our Gang entry to end Robert F. McGowan's stint on the series
30 November 2014 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Divot Diggers, is the one hundred forty-second entry in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the fifty-fourth talkie. Spanky and the gang are at a golf course just playing along when the manager there has to get some new caddies since the ones employed there have left because of their low wages! Guess who he gets to replace them? I'll stop there and just say this was quite a hilarious entry in the series, probably more so than usual. Maybe that's because this marked the return of one Robert F. McGowan as director to the series. Non stop laughs galore here thanks not only to the gang but also a monkey that's along for the ride! So that's a high recommendation for Divot Diggers. P.S. You may notice Darla Hood-in only her second appearance in the series-has blond hair here instead of her usual brunet. That's because she was also shooting Laurel & Hardy's The Bohemian Girl at around this time. She met Shirley Temple when getting the lighter color, perhaps the only time she met the girl who tried for OG but instead became a star herself in her own features during this period. Oh, and this was "Uncle Bob" McGowan's final OG short. He was doing features by this time. He finished his career in the late '40s as the producer of some Our Gang-inspired features for Hal Roach after the M-G-M-only produced series ended in '44. When I get to one of those features, I'll mention what happened to him after that.


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