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Thundering Fleas (1926)

The kids from Our Gang have to attend a wedding, and they bring along their flea collection--which gets loose.


Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)


Carl Harbaugh, Hal Roach (story) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Cobb ... Joe
Jackie Condon ... Jackie
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey
Johnny Downs ... Johnny
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina
Mary Kornman ... Mary
Scooter Lowry ... Skooter
Jay R. Smith Jay R. Smith ... Jay
Jannie Hoskins Jannie Hoskins ... Mango
Clifton Young ... Bonedust
Lassie Lou Ahern Lassie Lou Ahern ... Flower Girl at the Adult Wedding
Harry Bowen ... Watcher of flea circus
Sammy Brooks Sammy Brooks ... Short Flea Circus Spectator
Allan Cavan ... Father of the bride
Charley Chase ... Mustachioed wedding guest


The kids from Our Gang have to attend a wedding, and they bring along their flea collection--which gets loose.

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Comedy | Family | Short


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The 51st of 220 "Our Gang" shorts released from 1922 to 1944. See more »


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Song of the Flea
13 March 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

As we well know fleas are not solitary creatures and the kids of Hal Roach's Our Gang Comedy Troupe have amassed quite a collection of the bugs. They can't resist being part from them for any length of time so they even bring them to a wedding they're invited to. Do I have to describe what happens when they get loose?

This particular Hal Roach Our Gang short subject is noted for the presence of a pair of his adult comedy stars. Charley Chase is a wedding guest and Oliver Hardy plays a policeman. But these two are distinctly in support of the kids.

Trying to spot them is half the fun of watching this short subject.

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None | English

Release Date:

4 July 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flea Circus See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (musical score)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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