Honky-Donkey  
 
02 June 1934
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
sound short
2-reels

 

Director: Robert F. McGowan  Producer: Hal Roach  Dialogue: H.M. Walker
Cinematography: Francis Corby  Editor: Bert Jordan  Sound recording: Harry Baker

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IMAGE COMING SOON Wally is a brat kid who, after waving goodbye to his mother, instructs (Don) Barclay, his personal chauffeur to take him on a ride through some alleys.  They stop at a back yard where a group of boys are entertaining themselves with a donkey (!)  Stymie puts Buckwheat on a chair, which is then pushed around in a circle by the animal.  Wally wants to join in the fun....
X IMAGE COMING SOON

  Favourite bit
Undecided.

Facts
•The 129th film in the series.
•Production G-22 - Our Gang series.
•Copyrighted May 25, 1934.
•Some sources list Bess Flowers as the maid.  This is incorrect.
Mickey Daniels provides the voice of Algebra.
Did you notice?
•The donkey's name is Algebra.
The guy on the bicycle who crashes into the post box is Pete Gordon.  He is the same guy who rides his bicycle into Hollenbeck Park lake in Laurel & Hardy's "Men O' War".
•The scene where the cop stops the car in the street and asks Don Barclay about the mule takes place outside a shop that has the sign "Honolulu Steamship Co." in its windows.  This is a reference to Laurel & Hardy's "Sons Of The Desert" (1933).

Wally Albright
Wally
Don Barclay
Barclay, the chauffeur
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Stymie
Scotty Beckett
Scotty Beckett
Tommy Bond
Tommy
George 'Spanky' McFarland
Spanky
Philbrook Lyons
Kid
Julia Griffith
Household servant
Pete Gordon
Bicycle rider
Charles McAvoy
Officer
Willie Mae Taylor
Buckwheat
William Wagner
Realtor
Ed Brandenburg
Julius, the butler
William J. O'Brien
Bystander
   
UNIDENTIFIED
Wally's mother
UNIDENTIFIED
Maid
*this is not Bess Flowers as some sources claim


Acknowledgements:
http://theluckycorner.com/rmt/129.html (Robert Demoss/The Lucky Corner)
"The Little Rascals: The Life And Times Of Our Gang" by Leonard Maltin & Richard W. Bann (book)

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