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Hearts Are Thumps (1937)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Short | 3 April 1937 (USA)
The gang promises to keep away from girls on St. Valentine's Day, but Alfalfa can't resist Darla.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writer:

Jack Jevne (story department)
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Cast

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)
Eugene 'Porky' Lee ... Porky (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gloria Browne Gloria Browne ... Student (unconfirmed)
Shirley Coates Shirley Coates ... Henrietta
John 'Uh huh' Collum John 'Uh huh' Collum ... Student
Yoko Kawachichi Yoko Kawachichi ... Asian Student
Darwood Kaye Darwood Kaye ... Waldo
Sidney Kibrick ... Woim
Rosina Lawrence ... Miss Lawrence - the Teacher
Yoshi Nistu Yoshi Nistu ... Asian Student
Beverly Lorraine Smith Beverly Lorraine Smith ... Student
Harold Switzer Harold Switzer ... Student
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The gang promises to keep away from girls on St. Valentine's Day, but Alfalfa can't resist Darla.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meidän sakki See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dialogue samples from this short were used in the REO Speedwagon song "Tough Guys." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Little Rascals (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Colonial Gayeties
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Hearts Are Thumps was perhaps the real beginning of the Alfalfa-Darla romance in the Our Gang series
24 December 2014 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Hearts Are Thumps, is the one hundred fifty-third entry in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the sixty-fifth talkie. Seeing a bunch of child couples (of which one of them has Darwood "Waldo" Kaye paired with Shirley Coates in her first OG appearance) declare love for each other on Valentine's Day, Spanky, Alfalfa, and Buckwheat decide to form the He-Man Women Haters Club to stay out of that. But when Darla winks at Alfie, well, his heart's literally beating! Spanky vows revenge...This was quite a funny one-reel short helped by the familiar score of LeRoy Shield as well as some visual effects of Roy Seawright. Hilarious throughout. Interestingly, when adult Darla was interviewed by Leonard Maltin and Richard W. Bann for their book on Our Gang, she said she had more of a crush on Spanky who was very likable, than Alfalfa since he was arrogant off-screen and often was unruly, to boot! So on that note, Hearts Are Thumps is well worth a look.


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