RichMurphy

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For anyone who saw and loved the ending of the musical RAGTIME, this announcement brings a smile to the face.

"One afternoon while watching his children playing, Tateh had an idea for a movie. A bunch of children - white. black, Christian, Jew, rich, poor, all kinds. A gang, a crazy gang. Getting into trouble, getting out of trouble. But together, despite their differences. Tateh thought this would make a wonderful movie."

The costuming and selection of children in the original Broadway production made it clear this was a reference to the Our Gang/Little Rascals comedies, and brought some laughter as well as tears from the audience.
 

Detour (1945)

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This is great, just have a question. The press release says 80 shorts, but looking online, I found a list of 82 sound shorts. Do any Rascally experts know which is right?

Hal Roach/MGM Talkies

1929
  • Small Talk
  • Railroadin'
  • Boxing Gloves
  • Lazy Days
  • Bouncing Babies
  • Moan & Groan, Inc
1930
  • Shivering Shakespeare
  • The First Seven Years
  • When The Wind Blows
  • Bear Shooters
  • A Tough Winter
  • Pups Is Pups
  • Teacher's Pet
  • School's Out
1931
  • Helping Grandma
  • Love Business
  • Little Daddy
  • Bargain Day
  • Fly My Kite
  • The Stolen Jools
  • Big Ears
  • Shiver My Timbers
  • Dogs Is Dogs
1932
  • Readin' And Writin'
  • Free Eats
  • Spanky (short)
  • Choo-Choo!
  • The Pooch
  • Hook And Ladder
  • Free Wheeling
  • Birthday Blues
  • A Lad An' A Lamp
1933
  • Fish Hooky
  • Forgotten Babies
  • The Kid From Borneo
  • Mush And Milk
  • Bedtime Worries
  • Wild Poses
1934
  • Hi'-Neighbor!
  • For Pete's Sake!
  • The First Round-Up
  • Honky-Donkey
  • Mike Fright
  • Washee Ironee
  • Mama's Little Pirate
  • Shrimps For A Day
1935
  • Anniversary Trouble
  • Beginner's Luck
  • Teacher's Beau
  • Sprucin' Up
  • Little Papa
  • Little Sinner
  • Our Gang Follies Of 1936
1936
  • The Lucky Corner
  • Divot Diggers
  • The Pinch Singer
  • Second Childhood
  • Arbor Day
Hal Roach/MGM One-Reel Talkies
1936
  • Bored Of Education
  • Two Too Young
  • Pay As You Exit
  • Spooky Hooky
  • General Spanky
1937
  • Reunion In Rhythm
  • Glove Taps
  • Hearts Are Thumps
  • Three Smart Boys
  • Rushin' Ballet
  • Roamin' Holiday
  • Night 'N' Gales
  • Fishy Tales
  • Framing Youth
  • The Pigskin Palooka
  • Mail And Female
  • Our Gang Follies Of 1938
1938
  • Canned Fishing
  • Bear Facts
  • Three Men In A Tub
  • Came The Brawn
  • Feed 'Em And Weep
  • The Awful Tooth
  • Hide And Shriek
 

B-ROLL

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Miss Crabtree: "Who was the Hunchback of Notre Dame?"
Jackie Cooper: "Lon Chaney!"

Miss Crabtree: (shocked) I'm going to be punishing the next child severely who gives me a foolish answer! (looks around) Farina, what was Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?
Farina: Sixteen Forty-Four South Main Street!
 

Tino

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Ok. Favorite Rascal?
Stymie followed closely by baby Spanky.

Least Favorite
None;)
 

moviepas

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Our Gang Follies of 1938 had the then child singer, Scottish Annie Ross, doing a Scots number in kilt attire, The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. She continued performing till close to her death which was 4 days before her 90th in July this year. She had affairs with known people and was, sadly, into drugs and one time had an affair with druggie Lennie Bruce. She was related to UK-US singer Ella Logan and he brother was Scots performer Jimmy Logan who died in 2001.
 

Matt Hough

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The Our Gang Follies of 1938 ranks as one of the greatest shorts of all time, IMO. Great original songs performed by a cast of young dynamite performers and a production design that's eye-popping in its luxury and detail. Great filmmaking by any standard!
 

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