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Fast Company (1924)

Mickey changes clothes with a rich boy and moves into a hotel.


Robert F. McGowan, Charley Chase (uncredited)


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




Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie McChicken (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Jack McChicken (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)
Lassie Lou Ahern Lassie Lou Ahern ... Little girl (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Walter Wilkinson Walter Wilkinson ... Little Rondamere Von Swell (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chester A. Bachman ... Cop
Helen Gilmore ... Woman from Traveler's Aid Society
Charlie Hall ... Bellboy Who Carries Farina
Dell Henderson ... Man in Lobby
Hal Roach Jr. Hal Roach Jr. ... Kid Who Douses Farina
Lyle Tayo Lyle Tayo ... Woman Whose Hat Blows Up


Early little rascals film, Mickey switches places with a kid going to stay at a hotel and invites the gang up to the room, as well as Mickey's goat, shinanigans ensue...great early look at some of the gang when they were just pee wee tykes Written by dictracy23

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Family | Comedy | Short





Release Date:

16 November 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Switch See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This short was screened at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, California, for the 12th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival, as part of a program entitled "Hal Roach: King of Comedy (1924-1929)" in 2007. See more »


Edited into Mischief Makers (1960) See more »

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Wow, This Is Great!
9 January 2011 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This review is for people who grew up with the Little Rascals (Our Gang). I grew up watching the talkies only, though I knew there were silent films which featured Farine, Joe, Mickey and Mary when they were kids (in the talkies, you saw them a few times grown up). This short is all sight gags in the best tradition of the time: The gang goes into a hotel for the well to do to "save" Mickey and mayhem ensues. There is little need for titles, though they are here. Its just great to watch these fairly gifted young actors make you laugh.While I love some of the talkies, this little film captures the essence of the concept, that it is a group of friends who are looking to help another friend. Also, it is not race specific, everyone is the same in this film, black and white. These days, it almost appears as if they have characters of various ethnicities in TV and film so as to be "politically correct". This film was way before that wave (by decades!)and none of the acting is forced. Bravo, Hal Roach, who was way ahead of his time. TCM just ran 24 hours of Our Gang, so if they show it again, Little Rascals fans of all ages should watch this. It was fun, funny and a true delight!

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