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Came the Brawn (1938)

The gang are having a wrestling match so Alfalfa can impress Darla. The problem is finding someone he can beat and they settle on Waldo. But rival Butch takes his place as the Masked Marvel and Alfalfa needs some help in the ring to win.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writer:

Jack Jevne (story department)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Darla Hood ... Darla (as Our Gang)
Eugene 'Porky' Lee ... Porky (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Tommy Bond ... Butch (as Our Gang)
Darwood Kaye Darwood Kaye ... Waldo (as Our Gang)
Sidney Kibrick ... Woim (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patsy Currier Patsy Currier ... Spectator
Betsy Gay Betsy Gay ... Effie
Joe Geil Joe Geil ... Spectator
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ... Spectator
Henry 'Spike' Lee Henry 'Spike' Lee ... Ticket Taker
Tommy McFarland Tommy McFarland ... Spectator
Billy Mindy Billy Mindy ... Kid with Big Eyes
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Storyline

The gang are having a wrestling match so Alfalfa can impress Darla. The problem is finding someone he can beat and they settle on Waldo. But rival Butch takes his place as the Masked Marvel and Alfalfa needs some help in the ring to win.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1938 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

When King World purchased rights for this short (along with other non-MGM "Our Gang" shorts), they decided to colorize this (along with approx. 5 others). Instead of just colorizing it, King World re-filmed them in claymation, making the colorized version just a clay-mation re-make with the same soundtrack. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Came the Dawn (1928) See more »

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Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Came the Brawn marked the first time Darla would have three boys she'd be pining for: Alfalfa, Butch, and Waldo in the Our Gang series
3 January 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Came the Brawn, is the one hundred sixty-sixth entry in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the seventy-eighth talkie. "Wildcat" Alfalfa is a wrestler who is being matched with "The Masked Marvel". Truth is, he's only doing this in order to impress Darla who's rejected Butch after dressing in his silly Little Lord Fauntleroy outfit which she wanted him to dress in before! It's Waldo, who we initially see tripping as he reads and walks, who's playing the opponent of Alf but not for long...This marked the first time a rivalry of three was presented to Darla of Alfalfa, Butch, and Waldo in the Our Gang series. This would continue well into the M-G-M-only produced entries a few shorts down the line. This was another funny one directed by Gordon Douglas with plenty of fun from Porky, Buckwheat, and Spanky as well. Speaking of whom, this would be his last appearance in the Roach entries as his contract would lapse and he'd be absent from the next five eps by which time, distributor M-G-M would take over production. Meantime, he'd appear in the feature Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus. So on that note, Came the Brawn is highly recommended.


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