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The Big Town (1925)

The gang play inside a railroad box car which suddenly closes, trapping them inside. The next morning they find themselves in New York City. After seeing some of the sites on foot, they steal a 5th Avenue Bus, and are caught by the police.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan

Writers:

Hal Roach (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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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)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Eugene Jackson Eugene Jackson ... Pineapple (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Durand ... Child in Berth with Mary
Jack Gavin Jack Gavin ... The gang's escort
William Gillespie ... Train passenger
Helen Gilmore ... Train passenger
Patrick Kelly Patrick Kelly ... Farmer
Gus Leonard ... Entomologist
Lyle Tayo Lyle Tayo ... Mickey and Mary's Mother
Dorothy Vernon ... Mickey's Mother
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The gang play inside a railroad box car which suddenly closes, trapping them inside. The next morning they find themselves in New York City. After seeing some of the sites on foot, they steal a 5th Avenue Bus, and are caught by the police.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

11 January 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Adventure 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

The scenes shot on location in New York feature doubles for Our Gang either in long shot or with backs to camera. Mary Kornman wore hair extensions in this picture to match the hairstyle of her double. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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Our Gang visits New York City in The Big Town
25 September 2014 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, The Big Town, is the thirty-fourth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series. The gang are in Elmira (which, incidentally, is producer Roach's hometown) reading a postcard from Skinny in New York City. They'd love to be there and when the door on their train car closes suddenly, they come sooner than expected! I'll stop there and just say that this was quite a wonderfully adventurous Our Gang short with them going to the ferry to see the sights before Mickey then goes on a double decker bus and drives (!) his friends over more of the city. By that time, cops are on to them and they take the train home...Plenty of hilarious stuff happens after that but all I'll now say is I highly recommend The Big Town if you love Our Gang!


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