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Roamin' Holiday (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Family, Short | 12 June 1937 (USA)
The gang runs away from home, but meet up with a kindly old couple.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writer:

Jack Jevne (story department)
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Cast

Credited cast:
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)
Darla Hood ... Darla (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Von the Dog Von the Dog ... Big Dog
Laughing Gravy Laughing Gravy ... Little Dog
Otis Harlan ... Hiram Jenks
May Wallace ... Ma Jenks
Joe White Joe White ... Twin Baby
Tom White Tom White ... Twin Baby
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Storyline

Tired of doing chores, such as baby-sitting, at home, Spanky and Alfalfa, with Porky and Buckwheat tagging along, run away from home, arrive at Jenksville tired and hungry. Besides hunger pangs, they have encountered a pugnacious hound-dog, a swarm of bees, and a frisky pig. A kindhearted storekeeper, who is also the town constable, helps them get back home which, they have concluded,is not a bad place to get back to. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1937 (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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Trivia

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Mrs. Jenks: Hey Hiram come here.
Hiram Jenks: What is it ma?
Mrs. Jenks: Here come the other two,and they've got our dog.I wonder what they're up to now.
Hiram Jenks: I dunno,but as constable of Jenksville,it is my duty to investigate.Now you just leave everything to me.
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Good Old Days
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Thwarted Quest for Independence
18 December 2000 | by xidaxSee all my reviews

This meandering, easygoing film feels like they might have made it up as they went along...and it's funny. Buckwheat and Porky are especially cute, even for them, and Spanky and Alfalfa are their usual skillful selves. The shopkeeper has some pretty harebrained ideas about educating children, but in spite of it he and his wife both manage to be warmly likeable.


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