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Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938)

Passed | | Comedy | 2 December 1938 (USA)
Trouble-prone Billy Peck and his gang descend on a traveling circus that has just hit town, and before long their antics are causing the circus owner all kinds of problems.

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... Bill Peck
... Fleurette de Cava
... Arthur Bailey
... Myrna Daro
... Bud Boggs
... Henry Peck
... Mrs. Henry Peck
... Pee Wee (as Spanky McFarland)
... Cassey
... Daro
... Herman Boggs
... Mrs. De Cava
Harry Stubbs ... Hank
... Murphy
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Trouble-prone Billy Peck and his gang descend on a traveling circus that has just hit town, and before long their antics are causing the circus owner all kinds of problems.

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The "Tom Sawyer" Kid in another great fun, thrill and adventure show!

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Comedy

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2 December 1938 (USA)  »

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Moleque de Circo  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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George 'Spanky' McFarland took a leave of absence from the "Our Gang" series to appear in this picture. See more »

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Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus has a lot of players you may be familiar with if you've watched a lot of Our Gang shorts...
8 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is the film Spanky McFarland made while missing the last three Hal Roach entries of the Our Gang series as well as the first two from new producer M-G-M. Besides him, former bully of the series Leonard Kibrick also appears here. Also, Edgar Kennedy-who was the cop in the early talkie entries when Jackie Cooper was the star-and Billy Gilbert-who played Spanky's father in one of his early entries-are also on hand here. Cooper had starred in the previous Peck's Bad Boy film from 1934. He and Spanky had missed each other when he left the OG series and the little toddler came in but they would both appear subsequently in O'Shaughnessy's Boy with McFarland playing Cooper as a little kid. They'd also, a few decades later, present their former boss Hal Roach with an honorary Oscar. Anyway, this version now has young teen Tommy Kelly playing Cooper's former title role with his The Adventures of Tom Sawyer co-star Ann Gillis as the leading lady. Plenty of funny stuff involving most of whom I mentioned especially when Kennedy confronts Gilbert. So on that note, Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus is worth a look if you're a fan of all of the above.


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