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Three Men in a Tub (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Short | 26 March 1938 (USA)
When Darla shows up with a new beau, Alfalfa is bereft. Unable to compete with Waldo's wealth, he decides to compete with skill. Waldo has a miniature speedboat. Alfalfa and the gang build ... See full summary »

Director:

Nate Watt

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)
Darwood Kaye Darwood Kaye ... Waldo
John 'Uh huh' Collum John 'Uh huh' Collum ... Kid Who Starts Race
Gary Jasgur Gary Jasgur ... Race Starter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheila Brown Sheila Brown ... Spectator
Audrey Carol Audrey Carol ... Spectator
Tommy McFarland Tommy McFarland ... Spectator
Harold Switzer Harold Switzer ... Kid Spanky Pushes
Jerry Tucker ... Spectator
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Storyline

When Darla shows up with a new beau, Alfalfa is bereft. Unable to compete with Waldo's wealth, he decides to compete with skill. Waldo has a miniature speedboat. Alfalfa and the gang build their own "speedboat," powered by ducks, and challenge Waldo to a race for the hand of Darla. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ungerne og speedbåden 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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Trivia

This was both Jerry Tucker's and John 'Uh huh' Collum's last appearance in Our Gang. Jerry is seen at the far right in the back row. John is the announcer of the race. See more »

Connections

Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

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Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Three Men in a Tub was the first Our Gang short to showcase a rival for Alfalfa's affections for Darla
2 January 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, Three Men in a Tub, is the one hundred sixty-fifth entry in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the seventy-seventh talkie. Alfalfa is peeved that Darla didn't show up for the gang picnic, thinking she's taking care of a younger sibling. Then he sees her actually with Waldo in his boat! So he challenges him to a boat race. Hmmm, I wonder who wins and gets Darla's hand...This marked the first time Alf had a rival for Darla's affections and it's handled quite hilariously with the requisite clichés concerning fickle women, spurned lover, and arrogant rival. Darwood Kaye really shines as Waldo with his nonchalant attitude about his superiority. So on that note, Three Men in a Tub is worth seeing. P.S. This was the first of two shorts in the series directed by one Nate Watt. He had previously directed some Hopalong Cassidy westerns.


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