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Pay As You Exit

Synopsis
American comedy short. Hoping to attract customers to Spanky McFarland’s barnyard production of Romeo and Juliet, star performer Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer proposes a ‘pay as you exit’ policy: If the kids like the show, they’ll pay the one-cent admission on the way out. The show is nearly over before it starts when leading lady Darla Hood walks out, complaining that Alfalfa has been eating onions (which, he insists, improve his speaking voice). After stalling for time, Spanky hits upon a replacement for Darla: black youngster Billy ‘Buckwheat’ Thomas, wearing a blonde wig.
Series
Our Gang
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1936
Duration
11 mins

Credits

Director
Gordon Douglas
Producer
Hal Roach
Cinematographer
Walter Lundin
Cast
Carl ‘Alfalfa’ SwitzerAlfalfa (Romeo)
Darla HoodDarla (Juliet)
Eugene ‘Porky’ LeePorky
George ‘Spanky’ McFarlandSpanky
Joe CobbJoe

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals; Amateur theatre

Notes

Notes
Available on DVD as part of THE LITTLE RASCALS - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION. This version is colourised.

Production Company

Name

Hal Roach Studio

Address
USA

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://catalog.loc.gov/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States
Name

UCLA Film & Television Archive

Email
arsc@ucla.edu
Web
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/access/databases.html External site opens in new window
Phone
(310) 206 5388
Fax
(310) 206 5392
Address
Individual Access
Archive Study and Research Center
46 Powell Library
302 East Melnitz
Los Angeles
CA90095-1323
USA

Distributor

Name

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window

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