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Rushin' Ballet (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Short | 24 April 1937 (USA)
While trying to track down Butch, Spanky and Alfalfa get caught up in a dance recital.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writer:

Jack Jevne (story department)
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Cast

Credited cast:
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)
Tommy Bond ... Butch (as Our Gang)
Sidney Kibrick ... Woim (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander Ernie Alexander ... Audience Member
Maria Ayres Maria Ayres ... (unconfirmed)
Gloria Browne Gloria Browne ... Dancer
John 'Uh huh' Collum John 'Uh huh' Collum ... Audience Member
Fred Holmes Fred Holmes ... Audience extra
Darla Hood ... Dancer
Darwood Kaye Darwood Kaye ... Dancer
Elaine Merk Elaine Merk ... Dancer
Kathryn Sheldon Kathryn Sheldon ... Harried dance recital teacher
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Storyline

While trying to track down Butch, Spanky and Alfalfa get caught up in a dance recital.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Escola de Ballet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Butch: Oh, wise guys, huh?
[to Woim]
Butch: Sounded like it came from the laundry basket. Come on!
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Connections

Referenced in The Little Rascals (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Old Days
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Decent.
26 January 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode of Our Gang begins with Porky and Buckwheat getting beaten up and their marbles stolen by Butch and his toady. So, the Porkster and Buckwheat go to 'The Revengers'--an organization where Alfalfa and Spanky promise satisfaction. However, being that the bullies are a lot bigger than Alfalfa and Spanky, once they pelt them with tomatoes, they run away--and right into the middle of a ballet recital. Alfalfa and Spanky dress up like the girls and end up being confused for members of the dance class--and it's up to them to try to fake their way through it.

This is a fair short--about average for the later Our Gang comedies. In other words, it's worth seeing but not among the best overall (since the earlier talking films of the series were better in my opinion). It has a few funny moments but nothing is all that memorable...other than seeing the boys in drag.


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