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Better Movies (1925)

The gang decided to go into the movie-making business, using all kinds of sets and props. There were problems as those not involved are trying to ruin their business by playing pranks and even insisting the police to close them down.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan

Writer:

Hal Roach
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Johnny Downs ... Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jay R. Smith Jay R. Smith ... Turkey-egg (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Durand ... Audience member
William Gillespie ... Officer
Jackie Hanes Jackie Hanes ... Toddler in audience
Billy Lord Billy Lord ... Billy (unconfirmed)
Martha Sleeper ... Teenaged 'Vamp'
Lyle Tayo ... Billy's Mother
Clifton Young ... Audience member
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The gang decided to go into the movie-making business, using all kinds of sets and props. There were problems as those not involved are trying to ruin their business by playing pranks and even insisting the police to close them down.

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Short | Family | Comedy

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The version I saw of Better Movies seemed incomplete as an Our Gang short
26 September 2014 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Better Movies, is the forty-third in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series. As Leonard Maltin and Richard W. Bann mentioned in their book "The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang", the only print available for viewing seems to have been severely cut by a television syndicator, judging from the abrupt way this particular version began-not to mention some jump cuts in certain scenes, and also-except near the end-no intertitles. Some of the gags they described I didn't see or maybe forgotten. The one about a fake alligator attacking Joe was amusing as was seeing the film temporarily played upside down, making the kiddie audience stand on their chairs and pushing their heads down between their knees! But this was a confusing mess so on that note-unless a more complete copy is ever found-Better Movies wasn't one of the better Our Gang shorts.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

1 November 1925 (USA) See more »

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Stage Struck See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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