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Came the Brawn (1938)

The gang are having a wrestling match so Alfalfa can impress Darla. The problem is finding someone he can beat and they settle on Waldo. But rival Butch takes his place as the Masked Marvel and Alfalfa needs some help in the ring to win.

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)
Tommy Bond ... Butch (as Our Gang)
Darwood Kaye Darwood Kaye ... Waldo (as Our Gang)
Sidney Kibrick ... Woim (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patsy Currier Patsy Currier ... Spectator
Betsy Gay Betsy Gay ... Effie
Joe Geil Joe Geil ... Spectator
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ... Spectator
Henry 'Spike' Lee Henry 'Spike' Lee ... Ticket Taker
Tommy McFarland Tommy McFarland ... Spectator
Billy Mindy Billy Mindy ... Kid with Big Eyes
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Storyline

The gang are having a wrestling match so Alfalfa can impress Darla. The problem is finding someone he can beat and they settle on Waldo. But rival Butch takes his place as the Masked Marvel and Alfalfa needs some help in the ring to win.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1938 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

When King World purchased rights for this short (along with other non-MGM "Our Gang" shorts), they decided to colorize this (along with approx. 5 others). Instead of just colorizing it, King World re-filmed them in claymation, making the colorized version just a clay-mation re-make with the same soundtrack. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Came the Dawn (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Old Days
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Music by Leroy Shield
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Wrestlemania With The Little Rascals
28 May 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short.

Waldo, as the Masked Marvel, is to wrestle Wildcat Alfalfa for the possession of a new football. It's here CAME THE BRAWN, however, when Butch takes Waldo's place so he can beat-up Alfalfa himself (something to do with Darla's affections). Things are likely to get mighty serious for our skinny hero, mighty fast...

A few laughs in this little film. Alfalfa is funny, as usual. Once again, Darla's fickleness is a bit wearying.


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