The Buccaneers  
 
09 March 1924
Pathé Exchange
silent short
2-reels

 

Directors: Robert F. McGowan, Mark Goldaine  Producer: Hal Roach
Dialogue: H.M. Walker  Cinematography: ?  Editor: ?

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Facts
•Filmed September 28 - October 28, 1923.  25 shooting dates went into the making of this film.  A week after shooting ended for "Big Business" (no. 23), the 'start' date for "The Buccaneers" arrived on Friday, September 28th.  Mark Goldaine was credited with directing on every shooting date, but production was divided on October 2nd between this film and "Sunday Calm" (no. 19), which was directed by Clarence Morehouse on that date.  No shooting took place on Sep. 30th, Oct. 14th or Oct. 21st, which were all Sundays.  However, shooting did take place on Sunday, October 7th.  The 'finish' date for "The Buccaneers" was October 24th, after which Robert McGowan immediately began directing "Seein' Things" (no. 25).  Goldaine, however, directed retakes for "The Buccaneers" on Sunday, October 28th.
•There were 54 copies of this film printed for its initial release.
•Copyrighted November 7, 1932.
•Production A-24 - Our Gang series.
•The 23rd film in the series.
•Copyrighted February 20, 1924, by Pathé Exchange, Inc. Registration no. LU19931.  Since the copyright was not renewed, this film is now in the public domain.
•The part of the fat sailor is played by an unidentified actor.  Robert Demoss reports on "The Lucky Corner" website that he thinks it is 'Tonnage' Martin Wolfkeil.  Another source offers the possibility of Marvin Loback.  I have listed him as "Unidentified".
Did you notice?
•The song sung by the parrot at the beginning of the film is "Yes, We Have No Bananas" (written by Frank Silver and Orving Cohn).

DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Joe Cobb
Joe
Chris Lynton
Captain Whelan
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Jackie Condon
Jackie
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Mickey Daniels
Mickey
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Dick Gilbert
Officer
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Allen 'Farina' Hoskins
Farina
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Mary Kornman
Mary
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Earl Mohan
Naval officer
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Ernest Morrison
Ernie
  Andy Samuel
Andy
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/
UNIDENTIFIED
Joe's mom
UNIDENTIFIED
Fat sailor
(*Robert Demoss thinks this is Martin Wolfkiel;
Jesse Brisson thinks this is Marvin Loback)


Acknowledgements:
http://theluckycorner.com/rps/024.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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