Junior and his kid brother Highpockets, who is always causing trouble, enter their dog Daisy (the Bumsteads dog moonlighting) in a pet contest, and Daisy wins doing a latin dance. But ...
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Junior and his kid brother Highpockets, who is always causing trouble, enter their dog Daisy (the Bumsteads dog moonlighting) in a pet contest, and Daisy wins doing a latin dance. But Highpockets has brought a cat to the dog show (not unlike bringing a knife to a gunfight) and causes more than a little havoc.Written by
Les Adams <email@example.com>
Apart from the fact that none of these kids could act and have zero charisma....
Apparently, in 1954 Columbia Pictures tried resurrecting the Our Gang/Little Rascals concept. At this point, production of the films by Hal Roach and MGM had ended and perhaps Columbia thought the time was right for bringing them back to an eager world. It turns out that the world wasn't eager after all....though I suspect much of it is because Columbia did such a lousy job with this short...and I hope and pray they didn't make any more! What's so bad about the film? The biggest and most obvious problem are the kids. While Roach did a great job in finding talented kids and getting the most out of them, this motley crew is about as likable as a case of Ebola! They simply cannot deliver their lines well and it sounds as if they are awkwardly reading their lines. I can only assume they never rehearsed and never did retakes....meaning that the director was either incompetent or was ordered to make the film as cheaply and quickly as possible and there was no time nor money for making it any other way. When you add that the script is dull, you've got a recipe for disaster. The ONLY bright spot in the film is the dog, as the veteran Daisy from the Blondie movies is onhand to constantly upstage the untalented kids.
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