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The Pinch Singer (1936)

Alfalfa and our gang try to win fifty dollars on a radio contest, Alfalfa sings and wins the fifty dollars.

Director:

Fred C. Newmeyer (as Fred Newmeyer)

Writer:

Jack Jevne (story department)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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)
Billy Mindy Billy Mindy ... Kid Reciting (as Billy Minderhout)
Harold Switzer Harold Switzer ... Harold (as Our Gang)
Jerry Tucker ... Jerry (as Our Gang)
Daniel Boone Daniel Boone ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
John 'Uh huh' Collum John 'Uh huh' Collum ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Richard DeNeut Richard DeNeut ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Rex Downing ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Marianne Edwards ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Kay Frye Kay Frye ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
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Storyline

Alfalfa and our gang try to win fifty dollars on a radio contest, Alfalfa sings and wins the fifty dollars.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pinch Singer 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?

Alternate Versions

Scenes with Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer wearing black-face make-up, and of a black-face trio singing, "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?" are usually cut from TV prints. See more »

Connections

Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Broadway Melody
Written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
Performed by The Famous Broadway Artists
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Singing On The Radio With The Little Rascals
1 April 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

The Kids are interested in winning the $50 offered by a local radio station for the best amateur children’s performance. Holding an audition amongst themselves - which Alfalfa tries to rig - Darla is selected for her Baby Rose Marie-like rendition of “I’m In The Mood For Love.” When she doesn’t make it in time to the station, however, it gives Alfalfa the perfect opportunity to become celebrated as THE PINCH SINGER...

A funny little film. Spanky runs the audition like a pint-size Major Bowes. Buckwheat’s “whistling” is hilarious - as is Alfalfa’s attempts at vocalizing...


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