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Free Eats (1932)

The kids help capture a family of thieves.

Director:

Ray McCarey (as Raymond McCarey)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Sherwood Bailey Sherwood Bailey ... Spud (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Kendall McComas Kendall McComas ... Brisbane (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Baker Eddie Baker ... Detective's assistant
Harry Bernard ... Officer Flaherty
Patsy Britten Patsy Britten ... Little girl
Lillian Elliott Lillian Elliott ... Mrs. Stanford L. Clark
Estelle Etterre ... Estelle
Paul Fix ... Elvira, 'wife' of the head of the family of thieves
Otto Fries Otto Fries ... Detective
Billy Gilbert ... Head of the family of thieves
Donald Haines Donald Haines ... Kid Wanting Cake
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The kids help capture a family of thieves.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was George 'Spanky' McFarland's debut with "Our Gang". His career lasted a decade, approximately, as his career at "Our Gang" concluded in 1942 short, Unexpected Riches (1942). See more »

Quotes

Smaller midget: [after detective spits chewing tobacco into wastebasket in which he is hiding] Say, flatfoot, call your shots!
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Connections

Featured in Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Riding Along
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Catching Crooks With The Little Rascals
10 April 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

An OUR GANG Comedy Short

A wealthy matron is giving FREE EATS to the poor kiddies of the town at her mansion. A `family' of crooks thinks this would be an excellent opportunity for the `babies' - actually two midgets - to steal pocketbooks & jewelry. Fortunately Stymie and the Rascals are on hand...

A funny film, with good performances from all the little people. Film mavens will recognize Billy Gilbert & Paul Fix as `Papa' & "Mama" crook; that's Major Mite & Tiny Lawrence as the two `fidgets'. Incidentally, this was Spanky McFarland's film debut with the Gang. It was evident immediately that he had natural charm & enormous talent. Eventually he would be the most famous Rascal of them all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Eats 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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