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Farm Hands (1943)

Approved | | Family, Short, Comedy | 19 June 1943 (USA)
Moving out of their standard small-town surroundings, the gang visits the farm owned by Mickey's uncle. Here the youngsters attempt to milk a cow by placing two bottles under the udders and... See full summary »

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Herbert Glazer
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Moving out of their standard small-town surroundings, the gang visits the farm owned by Mickey's uncle. Here the youngsters attempt to milk a cow by placing two bottles under the udders and hoping that nature takes its course. If this weren't hilarious enough, the kids feed Mexican jumping beans to the chickens, are chased by an ornery mule, and end up stuck in a hay-baling machine. Written by anonymous

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English

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The role of Mickey's dad is erroneously credited is some modern sources as being played by Murray Alper. The actor in question is Robert Young's younger brother, Joe Young, who was an MGM contract player and appeared in countless uncredited roles during the 1930's, 1940's and early 1950's under the professional name of Roger Moore. See more »

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Farming youth
11 March 2007 | by kpetnewsSee all my reviews

As a kid, I loved this short. I think my tolerance for Mickey's bad acting was higher (but still not all that high). It's still kind of cute in its own way, but once again, whatever "gags" are here are ruined by MGM's bad sense of pacing.

Buckwheat tries to milk a cow just by setting glass bottles below it and standing next to it. As far as gags go, this is a far cry from "Mush and Milk" when the kids would rig a vacuum cleaner for the cow (though a lot less abusive, I will admit). In the meantime, we see Mickey get dumped into a well (yay!) and Froggy carried up by an obvious piece of wire as a mule bucks him off.

In this short, there's also another kid named "Happy". You know, what's very odd about MGM's later shorts is that they simply could not find other kids who could act. They all dispense their lines wearily, as if making movies was the most depressing thing in their lives. Compared to some of the ancillary characters, Mickey's manic screeching is at least notable for its ENERGY.


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