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Going to Press (1942)

The gang has started up a newspaper, and one of their first orders of business is to find out who is the "boss" behind a new gang of tough kids.

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Edward L. Cahn
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Blake ... Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ... Froggy (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Clyde Dembeck Clyde Dembeck ... Fatty (as Our Gang)
Big Shot Big Shot ... Big Shot (as Our Gang)
Darryl Hickman ... Frank
Juanita Quigley ... Sally
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Freddie Chapman Freddie Chapman ... Gas House kid
Vincent Graeff Vincent Graeff ... Gas House kid
James Gubitosi James Gubitosi ... Gas House kid
Tommy Tucker Tommy Tucker ... Non subscriber
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Storyline

The gang has started up a newspaper, and one of their first orders of business is to find out who is the "boss" behind a new gang of tough kids.

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Family | Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1942 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,260 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,116, 31 December 1942
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The only MGM short not to feature Darla Hood or Janet Burston as the female lead - here played by Juanita Quigley as Sally. She reprises her earlier guest appearance in The New Pupil (1940). See more »

Quotes

Mickey: Ralphie McGuire just beat up Joey Bingham because he couldn't pay his dues to the Gas House Protection Society.
Frank: What is this society?
Spanky: Well, it's a racket started by the Gas House Gang. And if you don't join up, you get beat up.
Frank: Why, I think that would be illegal.
Froggy: Illegal? It's worse than that. It's against the law!
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Going to Press was one of the rare M-G-M entries of the Our Gang series that didn't teach a lesson
31 January 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This M-G-M comedy short, Going to Press, is the two hundred fifth entry in the "Our Gang" series and the one hundred seventeenth talkie. Spanky and the gang are running the newspaper the Greenpoint Flash when they stumble into a story of the mysterious Gas House Gang. One of the paper's supporters is Frank (Darryl Hickman) but he's someone who's not what he seems...This marked the second appearance of Juanita Quigley as Sally from The New Pupil. Both she and Hickman are credited in the opening credits indicating they were guest stars in the series. This was a refreshingly amusing entry without the moralizing that marred previous eps. So on that note, Going to Press is recommended. P.S. Both Ms. Quigley and Hickman are both still living as of this writing. Ms. Quigley joined a convent as an adult then went back to a normal life with a husband who had previously studied for priesthood. They're both retired. Hickman had previously acted in John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath and would go on acting growing up including a guest shot as actual younger brother Dwayne's older sibling on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" on TV. His last acting roles were on "The Nanny". He's also worked as a producer and writer.


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