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Fly My Kite (1931)

A greedy man tries to get rid of his mother by putting her in an old folks home until he discovers she has a fortune in stock certificates.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Ann Jackson ... Mary Ann (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Shirley Jean Rickert ... Shirley (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
George Ernest ... Georgie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dickie Jackson Dickie Jackson ... Dickie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Chic Sales Jr. Chic Sales Jr. ... Our Gang Member (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Williams Jackie Williams ... Our Gang Member (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mae Busch ... Dan's New Wife
Margaret Mann ... Margaret 'Grandma' Mann
Jim Mason ... Dan - Son-in-Law (as James Mason)
Broderick O'Farrell ... Bond Agent
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A greedy man tries to get rid of his mother by putting her in an old folks home until he discovers she has a fortune in stock certificates.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The final Our Gang appearances for Mary Ann Jackson, and Norman 'Chubby' Chaney. See more »

Goofs

The stunt double for Grandma adjusts Grandma's wig while Grandma is "warming up". See more »

Connections

References Saturday Morning (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Get Him
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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A Very Funny Our Gang Comedy
14 March 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short. Grandma, the Rascals' sweet old neighbor lady, is being victimized by her scoundrel of a stepson. He wants to seize her property & put her in the county poor house. Most of all, he wants her suddenly very valuable corporate shares, which she believes are worthless. Using them as weights, she ties the papers to the tail of Chubby's kite. When the wicked wastrel tries to steal the kite, the Rascals & Grandma teach him a painful lesson he won't soon forget. `Hey, Mister, do you wanna FLY MY KITE?'

A very funny little film. The Rascals handle the bad guy in a most satisfying manner. That's Margaret Mann as Grandma.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fly My Kite See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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