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Free Wheeling (1932)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Short | 1 October 1932 (USA)
Stymie takes Dickie for a ride in his runaway car and cures his stiff neck.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy
Kendall McComas Kendall McComas ... Breezy Brisbane
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky
Dickie Moore ... Dickie
Jackie Lyn Dufton Jackie Lyn Dufton ... Jacquie (as Jacquie Lyn)
Douglas Greer Douglas Greer ... Gang Member
Bobby Mallon Bobby Mallon ... Kid Paddled by Taxi Driver
Johnnie Mae Beard Johnnie Mae Beard ... Stymie's Mother
Estelle Etterre ... Nurse
Creighton Hale ... Dickie's Father
Theresa Harris ... Maid
Wilfred Lucas ... The Specialist
Lillian Rich ... Dickie's Mother
Harry Bernard ... Roadside Worker
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Storyline

Stymie takes Dickie for a ride in his runaway car and cures his stiff neck.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sem Freio See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

DInah the Mule would appear several times with the Gang, and appeared with Laurel and Hardy in The Music Box and Way Out West. See more »

Quotes

Nurse: Besides, you're not strong enough.
Dickie: WHO isn't strong enough?
[He pulls the nurse off her chair. She falls to the floor and he straddles her!]
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Alternate Versions

When the short aired on television during the 1970s the scene where Stymie's mother was calling for him to take the laundry to Dick's parent's house was edited out because it was felt that it was racially insensitive. Similarly, the scene where Dick's mother referred to Stymie as "that colored boy" was also later edited out for the same reason. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Intermezzo
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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It's all downhill
24 June 1999 | by SquonkSee all my reviews

In 'Free Wheeling,' Dickie is one sick little boy. Or at least his mother thinks so. Turns out, though, that the cure is some time out with the gang. So Stymie and Breezy take him for a ride in their cab which ends up sailing down the road, out of control. Most of 'Free Wheeling' is build up to the final downhill chase, which ends up being only mildly amusing. Spanky, of course, has some great lines and a wonderful scene with a monkey. 'Free Wheeling' will leave you with a smile on your face, but the gang has been much funnier than they are here.


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