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Mike Fright (1934)

The gang attends a radio station amateur show.

Director:

Gus Meins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Our Gang)
Scotty Beckett ... Scotty (as Our Gang)
Tommy Bond ... Tommy (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Alvin Buckelew Alvin Buckelew ... Alvin (as Our Gang)
Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson ... Jackie (as Our Gang)
Leonard Kibrick ... Leonard (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Aulbach Jean Aulbach ... Hula Dancer
Fern Carter Fern Carter ... Radio Audition Audience Member
Charlie Hall ... Elevator Operator
Marvin Hatley Marvin Hatley ... Piano Player
William Irving ... Announcer
Isabel La Mal Isabel La Mal ... Receptionist
Joy Lane ... Little Girl
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Storyline

The gang attends a radio station amateur show.

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Short | Comedy | Family | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Broadcast 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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Goofs

Stymie reacts to discovering chewing gum on his foot pedal, then plays his traps as if nothing had happened between shots. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: You like lemons?
[he offers Alvin one]
Alvin: Sure.
Tommy: They're good for your freckles.
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Connections

Edited into Framing Youth (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua
(uncredited)
Written by Bill Cogswell, Tommy Harrison and Johnny Noble
Danced by Billy Lee
with piano accompaniment by Marvin Hatley
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Hal Roach's revenge
23 June 1999 | by SquonkSee all my reviews

In 'Mike Fright' Spanky, Stymie and gang try to get on a radio amateur show as The International Silver String Submarine Band. They compete against a variety of different children, all groomed to perfection by unseen stage mothers. One has to think that 'Mike Fright' was, in a way, Hal Roach's revenge. One can only imagine the countless stage mother's and obnoxious children he had to deal with. Of course, the kids Roach made a part of his gang were not these kind of primped and polished little munchkins. He always went for just plain kids who loved to have fun. That's what makes the Our Gang shorts so great. Seeing the gang up against their exact opposites in this short makes for some great comedy. My favorite scene features Tommy Bond and Alvin Buckelew sabotaging Leonard Kibrick's trumpet performance by eating a lemon. Interesting to note that Bond and Kibrick would be partner's in crime as Butch and The Woim in later Our Gang Shorts.


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