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Little Daddy (1931)

When local authorities find out that Farina is Stymie's guardian, they try to take him away. The kids try to stop it.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney ... Chubby (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Cooper ... Jackie (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)
Clifton Young ... Bonedust (as Bobby Young)
Shirley Jean Rickert ... Shirley (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Douglas Greer Douglas Greer ... Our Gang member (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Donald Haines Donald Haines ... Donald (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charley Chase ... Chubby (singing voice)
Otto Fries Otto Fries ... Orphan asylum agent
June Marlowe ... Miss June Crabtree
George Reed ... The Parson
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When local authorities find out that Farina is Stymie's guardian, they try to take him away. The kids try to stop it.

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Trivia

One of the handful of Our Gang shorts that were censored from The Little Rascals (1955) television package because it was felt that it shows its Black main characters (Farina and Stymie) in a bad light. However, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard lists this short among his favorites of the series. See more »

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Referenced in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
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Written by Wallis Willis
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Unheralded but pleasant "Our Gang" outing
13 February 2001 | by jimtinderSee all my reviews

"Little Daddy" is one of the handful of Hal Roach "Our Gang/Little Rascals" talkies not to be shown on television. This is a shame, because there is nothing really offensive about the film. If anything, it shows how children of all races and backgrounds can band together against injustice.

Farina is the caretaker of a community church, Stymie is his little brother. Their father is in jail, so Farina is left to his own devices to take care of Stymie. The orphanage is planning to take Stymie away; can the Gang help Farina and Stymie in time?

Again, there is nothing really offensive about this film. If anything, it is enchanting and funny, particularly when Farina tries to tell Stymie the Bible story about Noah and the flood. People who would censor such a good film need to get a grip. 8 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Маленький папа See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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