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Don't Lie (1942)

A big monkey has escaped from the circus, and Buckwheat sees it enter the neighborhood "haunted house." Buckwheat tries to tell his friends, but they don't believe him because he has been ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Hal Law, Robert A. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Blake ... Mickey (as Mickey Gubitosi)
Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin ... Froggy (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Curtis ... Melinda, the Chimp
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Circus official
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Storyline

A big monkey has escaped from the circus, and Buckwheat sees it enter the neighborhood "haunted house." Buckwheat tries to tell his friends, but they don't believe him because he has been fibbing lately. To teach him a lesson, the gang dress Froggy up in a monkey suit and have him posted inside the "haunted house." They take Buckwheat inside, but the joke backfires when the Our Gang are pursued by the real monkey . . . Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Comedy | Family | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1942 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$19,212 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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205th of 220 "Our Gang" shorts released from 1922 to 1944. See more »

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Don't Lie is perhaps one of the worst of the M-G-M-only Our Gangs yet
1 February 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This M-G-M comedy short, Don't Lie, is the two hundred sixth entry in the "Our Gang" series and the one hundred eighteenth talkie. Spanky, Mickey, and Froggy hang a portrait of George Washington on their clubhouse wall in order to convince Buckwheat to never tell a lie again. Bucky arrives telling he's just seen a chimpanzee, which he did, but they don't believe him. So to scare him, Froggy dresses as such and hides in the spooky house. I think some quotes from the Leonard Maltin/Richard W. Bann book "The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang" is in order here: "If there's anything worse than an Our Gang comedy with adults trying to teach the kids a lesson, it's an episode with the KIDS trying to teach someone a lesson." "Having hosted several menageries' worth of animals over the years, it seems inconsistent for them to be so frightened of one medium-sized chimp-Spanky, particularly, since he spent many of his early Rascals films sharing scenes with monkeys." Let me add that it's obvious that the "chimp" was actually a human in disguise, making it even more ridiculous. And, finally, this quote: "The finale matches the rest of the film-completely unconvincing, uninteresting, and unfunny." 'Nuff said!


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