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Playin' Hookey (1928)


Robert A. McGowan (as Anthony Mack)


H.M. Walker


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Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jean Darling ... Jean (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jannie Hoskins Jannie Hoskins ... Zuccini (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jay R. Smith Jay R. Smith ... Jay (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Harry Spear Harry Spear ... Harry (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Pete the Dog ... Pansy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Arras Harry Arras ... Movie-maker
Chet Brandenburg ... Keystone-ish cop
Ed Brandenburg Ed Brandenburg ... Keystone-ish cop
Dorothy Coburn ... Actress at Makeup Table
Edgar Dearing ... Herr Dun der Blitzen
Budd Fine Budd Fine ... Joe's father


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Comedy | Family | Short


Did You Know?


The date of release: January 1st, 1928, was not only a week after 1927's Christmas on Sunday, December 25th, 1927, & New Year's Day of 1928, it was also twelve days before superstition day (to some) of "Friday, the 13th". See more »


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Starring Pete the Pup as Pansy
19 July 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When the kids spot a cops-and-robbers chase being filmed on the street, they go to take a look and overhear that the trained dog the director wanted is in a von Stroheim picture for the next four years. Joe Cobb immediately offers Pete the Pup for the job, and Our Gang goes along to the studio. Pete is a wash-out, but when they are ordered off the set, Pete goes into action and everyone runs wild throughout the open sets.

Everyone who loves Hal Roach's Rascals has a favorite, and Pete is mine: the finest dog ever on the movie screen, and he gets to unleash all of his tricks in this episode of the long-running series that has the kids being kids -- and also, makes fun of the movie-making industry of the era. It also has a lot more adults than most of the shorts in the series, as Roach regulars like Sam Lufkin, Charlie Hall and Tiny Sandford take a break from the Laurel & Hardy and Charley Chase units to play studio personnel. See if you can spot the all the supporting comics, and watch out for the pantomime rhinoceros!

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