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When the Wind Blows (1930)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Short | 5 April 1930 (USA)
The kids foil a burglary.

Director:

James W. Horne

Writers:

H.M. Walker (story editor), Robert A. McGowan (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Cooper ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ... Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Dog ... Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julian Rivero ... Henry, Jackie's Dad (Spanish language version)
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Storyline

Jackie throws his schoolbook out the window in disgust, but then climbs outside to retrieve it. Finding himself locked out, he tries various means of getting back inside without his parents finding out. When his parents mistake his noises for a burglar, a local policeman is called, but he seems incompetent to catch either the phony burglar or the real one who has shown up in the meantime. 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 | Spanish

Release Date:

5 April 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las fantasmas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This short, When the Wind Blows (1930)'s date of release was actor (to be) 'Gregory Peck (I)''s 14th birthday, on Saturday, April 5th, 1930. See more »

Goofs

Petie the dog barks with his mouth closed. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Kennedy the Cop: Kennedy always gets his man!
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Connections

Alternate-language version of Las fantasmas (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Winter March
(uncredited)
Music by Alphons Czibulka
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Decent
14 November 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

When the Wind Blows (1930)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Our Gang short has Jackie getting locked out of his room so he walks around the neighborhood trying to find a place to sleep. The only problem is that everyone mistakes him for a burglar. This is an above average short for this period in the series and most of the film's charm comes from the performance of Cooper who really stands out among all the gang here. Wheezer and Chubby have a couple good moments but even these two don't come close to Cooper. I actually thought Charles McAvoy stole the film as Cooper's father, the one who spanks him and gets this whole mess started. McAvoy's comic timing hits all the right marks especially the scene where he pulls out a gun thinking the burglar is breaking into his home. Edgar Kennedy also gets a few funny sequences as the dimwitted cop who can't keep up with the whole neighborhood calling him.


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