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The Pigskin Palooka (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Short | 29 October 1937 (USA)
While Alfalfa was away at military school, his letters to his friends back home bragged about how he was a star football player. Now that he's back home, he has to prove it.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writer:

Jack Jevne (story department)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Darla Hood ... Darla (as Our Gang)
Eugene 'Porky' Lee ... Porky (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Our Gang)
Gary Jasgur Gary Jasgur ... Junior (as Our Gang)
Dickie Jones ... Spike (as Our Gang)
Sidney Kibrick ... Woim (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Boone Daniel Boone ... #6 on Our Gang Team
Bobby Callahan Bobby Callahan ... Extra
Hugh Chapman Hugh Chapman ... #17 on Opposing Team
John 'Uh huh' Collum John 'Uh huh' Collum ... Member of Our Gang Team
Dix Davis Dix Davis ... #33 on Opposing Team
Barry Downing Barry Downing ... Spectator
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Storyline

While Alfalfa was away at military school, his letters to his friends back home bragged about how he was a star football player. Now that he's back home, he has to prove it.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When the referee verifies the first touchdown in the end zone, two members of the team playing against Our Gang both have the number '29' on their jerseys. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a colorized version. See more »

Connections

Featured in La bola de cristal: Episode #1.13 (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Old Days
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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The Pigskin Palooka was another funny Our Gang comedy
29 December 2014 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This Hal Roach comedy short, The Pigskin Palooka, is the one hundred sixtieth entry in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the seventy-second talkie. At military school, Alfalfa has written about his heroic exploits as a football star to the gang at home. Trouble is, none of it's true! So when he arrives back home by train, it's to a crowd of admiring fans and Spanky recruits him for the afternoon game. Oh boy! I'll stop there and just say this was another funny outing for the gang especially concerning Alfalfa's facial reactions and movements. So on that note, The Pigskin Palooka is definitely worth seeing.


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