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High Society (1924)

Mickey is taken away from his Uncle Pat to live with his wealthy Aunt Kate. Mickey's new life as a rich kid proves to be an unhappy one until Uncle Pat and the gang pay a visit one afternoon.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan

Writers:

Hal Roach, H.M. Walker (titles)
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Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Percival 'Percy' Kelly (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey Kelly (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Andy Samuel ... Andy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Sonny Loy Sonny Loy ... Sing Joy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chester A. Bachman ... Police detective
Evelyn Burns
Jack Gavin Jack Gavin ... Police detective
Patrick Kelly Patrick Kelly ... Patrick Shamrock Kelly
Sam Lufkin ... Police detective
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Mickey is taken away from his Uncle Pat to live with his wealthy Aunt Kate. Mickey's new life as a rich kid proves to be an unhappy one until Uncle Pat and the gang pay a visit one afternoon.

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Family | Comedy | Short

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Trivia

The 29th of 220 "Our Gang" shorts released from 1922 to 1944. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Kelly: You look jus' like Mary Queen of Scotch - -...
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Connections

Edited into Mischief Makers (1960) See more »

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Before Sinatra and Gorcey....
24 January 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

High Society (1924)

** (out of 4)

Mickey Daniels is living with his poor uncle but the two love their lives and don't mind not having money. Soon Mickey's rich aunt gets custody of him and this doesn't sit well with the gang who decides to pay the rich folks a visit and teach them some fun. The more Our Gang shorts I watch the more I'm starting to realize that they weren't the greatest thing Hal Roach ever produced. I am rather amazed at their popularity both back in the day as well as today but so far these early entries haven't been that good. This one here once again features a fast-paced story but very few laughs. I'd also question some of the humor and wonder why it was put into a kids film. Just take a look at the scene where Mickey is upset about his aunt spanking him. We then get a scene where she's really beating the fire out of him and shaking him extremely hard. I know this is a no-no today but was this scene really funny in 1924? Once the gang shows up at the rich house we get all sorts of trouble including Farina putting whiskey in the fish bowl, the kids putting liquid soap on the kitchen floor and of course the rich cousin who was picking on Mickey is in trouble.


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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

24 August 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey's New Home See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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