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Edward L. Cahn
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin,
George 'Spanky' McFarland
Froggy is love sick over Marilyn, not planning on going to her party until he learns of cake and ice cream. Marilyn dances amazingly with Gerald making Froggy jealous. He plans a fake dance recital with Buckwheat and Mickey's help.
Jimmy Stewart's in the army, and now I can't see him in movies until the war's over!
This MGM Our Gang short is so bad, it's good. Mickey "Baretta" Gubitosi is home reading Poor Richard's Almanac, which inspires him to such a great length that he'll dress up in a Dee Snider wig and a frock coat to lecture the rest of the kids (and "the Our Gang," as the four main characters are known) on how similar the American Revolution and the current war are.
Huh? Yes, this is MGM lecturing America again, but completely ineptly. I sincerely wonder how much a rubber mouse is going to help the war effort. Poor Buckwheat can't get more than two teaspoons of sugar in his oatmeal because sugar is being rationed. (The war is making you healthy, America.) And frankly, because none of the kids can act (even poor Buckwheat's gone downhill) I can't even make out WHAT the relevance of the play is supposed to be. Remember, Hitler and Tojo are best defeated by INCOHERENT SHORT SUBJECTS, so do your part!
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