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Stage Fright (1923)

A con man known as "Prince Dalmar El Faro" convinces the community to raise money for a phony starving tribe. A play about ancient Rome is produced, with the gang stuck as the cast members.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan

Writers:

Hal Roach (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Jack (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Ernest Morrison ... Ernie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Daniels Richard Daniels ... Mickey's father
William Gillespie William Gillespie ... Dalmar El Faro
Helen Gilmore ... Mickey's mother
Clara Guiol Clara Guiol ... Play Director
Jack Hill Jack Hill ... Audience member
Jannie Hoskins Jannie Hoskins ... Baby in audience
Mark Jones ... Audience member (unconfirmed)
Sam Lufkin Sam Lufkin ... Audience member
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Storyline

A con man known as "Prince Dalmar El Faro" convinces the community to raise money for a phony starving tribe. A play about ancient Rome is produced, with the gang stuck as the cast members.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

21 October 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The School Play See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in The Our Gang Story (1994) See more »

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The Trouble With Kids Is Parents
2 May 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Visiting con man William Gillespie lectures Our Gang's mothers on an impoverished tribe he made up. "The Trombonians do not ask for charity," he says. "Just money." So the mothers decide to produce a play for the kids to act in.

I am not fond of the kiddie movie in which the kids put on a show, which is rotten, but this one avoids the problems I hope with that situation by placing the blame for the disaster on the mothers, who are all geniuses and so are their kids. Which they are not. Our Gang, as envisioned by studio head Hal Roach and so ably executed by series producer-director Robert MacGowan, was about ordinary kids, with plenty of imagination. Good kids, too. Anyone could join, and that was comforting to parents and children alike. And if things go wrong, well, that's the trouble with parents.


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