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Baby Brother (1927)

Passed | | Family, Comedy, Short | 26 June 1927 (USA)
Joe is rich but lonely, and wants nothing but a baby brother. Together with Farina, he embarks on a series of misadventures to find a baby brother of his own. Meanwhile the rest of the gang... See full summary »

Directors:

Robert A. McGowan (as Anthony Mack), Charles Oelze

Writers:

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

Cast overview:
Joe Cobb ... Joe
Jackie Condon ... Jackie
Jean Darling ... Jean
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina
Jannie Hoskins Jannie Hoskins ... Mango
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Horatio
Scooter Lowry ... Scooter
Jay R. Smith Jay R. Smith ... Jay
Clifton Young ... Bonedust
Mildred Kornman ... Jackie's sister
Dave Monahan Dave Monahan ... Kid (as Davey Monahan)
Richard Smith Richard Smith ... Coolidge
Robert Smith Robert Smith ... Tunney
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Storyline

Joe is rich but lonely, and wants nothing but a baby brother. Together with Farina, he embarks on a series of misadventures to find a baby brother of his own. Meanwhile the rest of the gang try to make money with a parking space for babies. Written by Nizzle

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rockabye Baby See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins' first Our Gang comedy. See more »

Connections

Edited into Mischief Makers (1960) See more »

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Adorable.
8 February 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode highlights Joe Cobb, the chubby member of the gang. Like several other episodes, continuity is meaningless and here Joe is a rich kid with some very indifferent parents. As a result, he's sad and lonely...and his parents essentially tell him to be quiet and stop crying! Nice folks, huh? Later his governess takes him out to meet some nice kids (the usual Our Gang kids) and Joe is immediately accepted. But when he notices all the gang members have baby brothers and sisters, he becomes sad. Farina offers to help him...and NOT for the noblest of reasons! First, he tries actually stealing a baby, he then thinks a midget is a little boy and gets beaten up when he tries to grab him and finally he paints his sibling white and passes it off to Joe!! I am sure super politically correct types might object to this...though it is funny. What's next? See the film.

I liked this short for two reasons. First, it gives Joe a chance to shine and I was impressed by his acting range considering he was a kid. Second, it's funny...need I say more?!

By the way, although nothing is mentioned, little Weezer looks as if he has or has just gotten over chicken pox or the measels and you can see his discolorations due to this.


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