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      1936 1h 13m Comedy List
      Reviews 33% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Orphaned shoeshine boy Spanky (Spanky McFarland) is working on a Mississippi riverboat during the Civil War. There he befriends young runaway slave Buckwheat (William "Buckwheat' Thomas). After wronging a vicious gambler (Irving Pichel), Spanky and Buckwheat are forced to jump ship. Finding solace at a nearby house, the two are picked by Marshall Valiant (Phillips Holmes) for an important mission. This inspires Spanky to organize the local kids to form a small army of their own. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Fun to watch Little Rascals out of normal context Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member An intelligent spoof of war and slavery, made at a time when German Brown-shirts were making headlines. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member ok comedy from hal roach Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member little rascals/our gang only feature length film besides the 220 shorts Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A really Long episode of the little Rascals starring spanky. set in the civil war is the only Little rascals That does not take place in the 30's. Hal roach wanted to make a series of Movies with spanky as the focus but this is the only one that was Made. if u are a classic Little Rascals fan watch this and be warned this movie does show the Uglyness and realism of Slavery of the time! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Hilarious 1936 "our gang" comedy. Spanky recruits his own army and fights Union soldiers. Best quote: "I'm against fightin', but the fella I was fightin' against, wasn't." Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Orphaned shoeshine boy Spanky (Spanky McFarland) is working on a Mississippi riverboat during the Civil War. There he befriends young runaway slave Buckwheat (William "Buckwheat' Thomas). After wronging a vicious gambler (Irving Pichel), Spanky and Buckwheat are forced to jump ship. Finding solace at a nearby house, the two are picked by Marshall Valiant (Phillips Holmes) for an important mission. This inspires Spanky to organize the local kids to form a small army of their own.
      Director
      Gordon Douglas, Fred Newmeyer
      Producer
      Hal Roach
      Production Co
      Hal Roach Studios Inc.
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 19, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 13m