Three Smart Boys

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Three Smart Boys
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Directed by Gordon Douglas
Produced by Hal Roach
Starring George McFarland
Carl Switzer
Billie Thomas
Eugene Lee
Darla Hood
Darwood Kaye
Shirley Coates
Rosina Lawrence
Sidney Bracey
Nora Cecil
Jack Egan
George the Monk
Music by Leroy Shield
Marvin Hatley
Cinematography Art Lloyd
Edited by William H. Ziegler
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • May 13, 1937 (1937-05-13)
Running time
10:35
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Three Smart Boys is a 1937 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Gordon Douglas. It was the 153rd Our Gang short released (154th episode, 65th talking short, and 66th talking episode).

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Plot

The boys are anxious to get out of school. They overhear the superintendent of the area's schools talking with Miss Lawrence who wants to close the school for a week to attend a sister's wedding. She was initially denied stating that only an epidemic would justify closing school. Spanky then decides to stage a phony epidemic with Alfalfa and Buckwheat. This time, it is the measles, requiring the boys to paint blotches on their faces. The plan comes a-cropper when, while visiting the doctor (Sidney Bracey), the boys are led to believe that Buckwheat has been transformed into a monkey. Spanky and Alfalfa think Buckwheat is still a monkey. That was when he found out that the superintendent changed her mind and decided to let Miss Lawrence to attend the wedding after all and the school would be closed for a week. [1]

Cast

The Gang

Additional cast

Production notes

Three Smart Boys marked the eighth and final appearance of Rosina Lawrence as teacher "Miss Jones." The film was marginally edited due to perceived racism toward African Americans on the syndicated Little Rascals television package in 1971.

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References

  1. "New York Times: Three Smart Boys". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-09-21.