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Men in Fright (1938)

The gang goes to the hospital to visit Darla, who's recovering from a tonsillectomy. Their plans go quickly awry and the gang finds themselves patients in the same hospital.

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Hal Law (screenplay), Robert A. McGowan (screenplay) (as Robert McGowan) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
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)
Gary Jasgur Gary Jasgur ... Gary (as Our Gang)
Leonard 'Percy' Landy Leonard 'Percy' Landy ... Leonard (as Our Gang)
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The gang goes to the hospital to visit Darla, who's recovering from a tonsillectomy. Their plans go quickly awry and the gang finds themselves patients in the same hospital.

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nurse | children | our gang | See All (3) »

Genres:

Family | Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1938 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$17,872 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Title spoofs the MGM feature Men in White (1934). See more »

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Men in Fright was a very funny M-G-M entry in the Our Gang series
8 January 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This M-G-M comedy short, Men in Fright, is the one hundred seventy-third entry in the "Our Gang" series and the eighty-fifth talkie. Darla is in the hospital recovering from a tonsillectomy and therefore won't be able to eat the food the gang brought to her room. Spanky had that figured out so it would be eaten by him and the rest of the gang. Alfalfa had waited outside the patient's room with the basket while his friends were visiting but was distracted by another kid patient who offered him a dime to change clothes, not knowing that kid was planning to ditch getting his tonsils taken out! So Alf is now being taken to the operating room...Other stuff happens but I'll just say this was a very funny entry of the M-G-M series. Director George Sidney really pulls the stops here and has an animated sequence to humorously show what is happening in one of the gang's stomach. I'm half guessing maybe Friz Freleng might have been involved in that sequence since he worked for the studio at the time. Anyway, I really liked this one so on that note, Men in Fright is well worth seeing.


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