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Party Fever (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Short | 27 August 1938 (USA)
Alfalfa, Butch and Waldo compete for Mayor For A Day. Whoever becomes Mayor gets to take Darla to the Strawberry Festival.

Director:

George Sidney

Writer:

Howard Dimsdale
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Cast

Credited cast:
Darla Hood ... Darla (as Our Gang)
Eugene 'Porky' Lee ... Porky (as Our Gang)
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Tommy Bond ... Butch (as Our Gang)
Darwood Kaye Darwood Kaye ... Waldo (as Our Gang)
Sidney Kibrick ... Woim (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerald Shaw Gerald Shaw ... Twin
Harold Shaw Harold Shaw ... Twin
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Storyline

Alfalfa, Butch and Waldo compete for Mayor For A Day. Whoever becomes Mayor gets to take Darla to the Strawberry Festival.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1938 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,838 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$26,366
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Most popular rascal, George 'Spanky' McFarland was not in five consecutive shorts. The first three were Hal Roach productions & the two others were the first of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "Our Gang" shorts. Their titles are Feed 'em and Weep (1938), The Awful Tooth (1938), Hide and Shriek (1938), The Little Ranger (1938) and Party Fever (1938). Hal Roach sold the group of youngsters to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, after Hide & Shriek was filmed, produced & released. See more »

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Party Fever was another funny early Metro entry of the Our Gang series
7 January 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This M-G-M comedy short, Party Fever, is the one hundred seventy-first entry in the "Our Gang" series and the eighty-third talkie. Waldo asks Darla to go to the Strawberry Festival but Darla mentions Alfalfa and Butch fighting about doing the same thing with her. Waldo then tells them of a contest for junior mayor of Boys' Week, saying the winner gets Darla's hand. Well, I'm sure this is gonna go well...This was another funny entry from Our Gang's new home of Metro especially when the ending is revealed. This was also the first one directed by George Sidney. He initially did well with these shorts. But then, the kids were by this point veterans so it's not as if they didn't know how to perform in front of a camera...


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