One of the Smiths

20 Jul


Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals Hal Roach)
Year: 1931
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: “boy” ~11
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10 ??
Rating: ******
Comment: At least10 or 11 yo Buddy McDonald in dark blue bibs (buttons instead of braces and overlapping straps and a straw hat). I haven’t found any clips of this one, pics are from other movies. One pic (headshot) at the lordheath site.

He appeared in some few other Our Gang movies but probably never in bibs except in here. Pic 1 showing him in School’s Out (1930). Pic 2 showing a boy looking similar with the straw hat in Our Gang Follies of 1938 (rating 6).

Since January 2018 there’s a DVD compilation containing this short film (28 minutes) called “Charley Chase: At Hal Roach The Talkies Volume One 1930-1931”, digitally remastered (VCI Ent.) and including commentary. Not sure if it’s worth buying (for non Charley Chase fans) and I don’t know the amount of overalls scenes. But I like this boy. Obviously not available colorized and maybe still copyrighted/renewed?

Rating 6-7 for now.

Main overview entry of Our Gang



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