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It's a Bear (1924)

Mickey invites the gang to hunt for 'wild animals' on his farm. The fun is interrupted when the kids come across a real bear.


Robert F. McGowan


Hal Roach (story), H.M. Walker (titles)


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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)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernest Morrison ... Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dick Henchen Dick Henchen ... Dick (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Gilmore ... Farmer's wife
Noah Young ... Farmer


Mickey invites the gang to hunt for 'wild animals' on his farm. The fun is interrupted when the kids come across a real bear.

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Family | Short | Comedy





Release Date:

27 July 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Hunters See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the date of release: July 17th, 1924, add the month number 07 + the day number 17, they equal the year number's last two digits. 7 + 17 = 24. See more »


Edited into Mischief Makers (1960) See more »

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Decent Our Gang Short
24 January 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

It's a Bear (1924)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This Our Gang short is better than average but there still aren't enough laughs to make it a complete success. The story is pretty simple as the kids pretend to be hunting a variety of animals when they're invited to a farm where they try to capture real game. This gets boring after a while so they decide to try and track a bear but soon it's the bear stalking them. This Hal Roach comedy only contains a few laughs but there are a few notable scenes in its 20-minute running time. The highlight of the film has to be a scene where the kids are playing with a bow and arrow when a farm hand gets poked a couple times and goes after Joe who was the last one with it. Joe also has another memorable moment in a non-PC way. He looks up to one of the adults at the farm who just happens to be smoking a cigarette. Later in the film Joe tries to imitate him by smoking a cigarette and ends up getting sick from it. The final five-minutes is when the bear finally joins the action and this here features a lot of running around by the kids as they try to avoid the small creature. Joe and Farina get a couple good scenes here but just don't expect many big laughs.

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