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Beginner’s Luck

Synopsis
US comedy short series about the adventures of a group of poor neighbourhood children. Spanky is entered into a kid’s talent contest by his pushy mother who brags about Spanky’s ability to recite Shakespeare. Lines from Julius Caesar are chosen. Spanky’s friends are concerned that his theatrical efforts will deem him a sissy and so plots to sabotage his performance by heckling and employing peashooters. he gets through a few lines of the ‘Friends, Romans and Countrymen’ speech while defending himself from a barrage of peas.
Series
Our Gang
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1935
Duration
14 mins

Credits

Director
Gus Meins
Producer
Robert F. McGowan
Cast
George ‘Spanky’ McFarlandSpanky
Kitty KellySpank’s mother

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Julius Caesar
Keywords
children; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Talent contests

Notes

Notes
Available from Amazon.com in the compilation LITTLE RASCALS 1.
General
The series is also known as The Little Rascals and Hal Roach’s Rascals.

Production Company

Name

Hal Roach Studio

Address
USA

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

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

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