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The Smile Wins (1928)

Farina's mother is very ill and the mortgage is due. He tries to take over her laundry business, but the kids just wreck the clothes. Joe takes pity and devises a scheme to make money: the gang builds their own oil well.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan

Writers:

Robert A. McGowan (story), Hal Roach (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jannie Hoskins Jannie Hoskins ... Mango (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 ... Pete (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Aber Johnny Aber ... Kid throwing tomato
Jean Darling ... Jean (unconfirmed)
George B. French ... Simon Sleazy
Florence Hoskins Florence Hoskins ... Farina's mother
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (unconfirmed)
Mildred Kornman ... Mildred
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Storyline

Farina's mother is very ill and the mortgage is due. He tries to take over her laundry business, but the kids just wreck the clothes. Joe takes pity and devises a scheme to make money: the gang builds their own oil well.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1928 (USA) 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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Trivia

This was the last "Our Gang" comedy that Hal Roach made for Pathe before he broke his connection with that studio due to its management problems. A surviving print was found in Paris that had French text titles. See more »

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excellent silent comedy
7 August 2001 | by grim-5See all my reviews

my folks had this as a 16mm 1-reel excerpt titled "oily rich". they used to show it on a bedsheet long before I was born.I still have the reel and would sure like to know if it was ever put on videotape.the celluloid is very old and I don't think it would survive transfer.I saw it as a youngster and the reel was old then. it was hilarious.


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