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Three Smart Guys (1943)

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Froggy hatches a plan to get Mickey, Buckwheat, and himself sent home from school early so they can go fishing. When the plan backfires, the boys decide to play hooky the next day. At the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Mickey (as Bobby Blake)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ... Billy 'Froggy' (as Our Gang)
... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Janet Burston ... Janet (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Fisherman
Marlene Kisker ... Student
Marta Linden ... Miss Pillsbury
Eleanor Taylor ... Student
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Froggy hatches a plan to get Mickey, Buckwheat, and himself sent home from school early so they can go fishing. When the plan backfires, the boys decide to play hooky the next day. At the fishing hole, there are plenty of lunkers just waiting for the bait, but the boys have some comic trouble. After Buckwheat finds a new way to catch fish, an old man gives them a life lesson. Will they keep fishing or change their ways? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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23 October 1943 (USA)  »

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Dull, inept, lame short with Robert Blake as one of the boys...
4 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Boys who play hooky and go fishing are going to be sorry when they "don't catch all the big fish" later on in life. So they're told by a wise old fisherman when they take time off to go down to the local pier to fish.

BOBBY BLAKE is so young, he's barely recognizable as the boy who turned into ROBERT BLAKE as an adult. "Buckwheat" is supposed to provide some laughs and a boy with a foghorn voice is barely understandable. It's supposed to be hilariously funny, but misses the mark in a big way.

At least the Hal Roach comedies had talented little actors doing their thing. Blake doesn't do badly, but all the other players are enough to make you cringe.


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