Lazy Days  
 
15 August 1929
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
sound short
2-reels
 

 
Director/Producer Producer Story Cinematography Editor Sound recording
Robert F. McGowan Hal Roach Robert A. McGowan F.E. Hershey
Art Lloyd
Richard C. Currier Elmer Raguse

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Facts
•Filmed June 10 to 20, 1929.  10 shooting dates went into the making of this film.  Two weeks after shooting finished for "Boxing Gloves" (no. 91), the 'start' date arrived for "Lazy Days" on June 10th.  Shooting continued until the 'finish' date of June 20th.  No shooting took place on June 9th and 16th, which were both Sundays.  Robert F. McGowan directed on each of the shooting dates.  After this, two weeks passed before the Our Gang unit began filming "Bouncing Babies" (no. 93).
•Production G-26.
•The press release for this film mentions The Hal Roach Studio Cafeteria, otherwise known as the Hal Roach Cafe.  Surely, this is the place that later became known as the Our Gang Cafe.
•This film was removed from King World's TV package in the early 70s.
•In the category of unseen characters: Jannie's little sister is named "Linoleum."
•Released August 24, 1929. This release date is according to the release charts in Motion Picture News, which is the only one of three choices that makes this the usual Saturday release on the MGM schedule. Maltin & Bann list it as Aug. 15, 1929, a Monday, while Richard Lewis Ward's A History Of The Hal Roach Studios lists it as Oct. 24, 1929, a Thursday. Even with an August release, it's possible that "Boxing Gloves" made it into theaters first, and that "Lazy Days" was the 92nd release. In fact, if "Boxing Gloves" was released on August 24th (a very real possibility), then "Lazy Days" may have been delayed for a month or so. It was definitely in theaters by October 2nd, though.
•Copyrighted August 26, 1929, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation. Registration no. LP641. Renewed September 13, 1956, with registration no. R176911. This copyright is currently due to expire at the end of 2024.
•All-talking two-reeler, sound on disc only. (In actuality, there is a lot of silent footage in this film.)
Did you notice?
•The notice for the baby contest announces that "The Hon. Benjamin Shipman has consented to act as chief judge." He was currently the business manager at the Roach studio.

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Chubby
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Wheezer
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Joe
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Jean
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Farina
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Mary Ann
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Harry
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Trellis
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Pete
   
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Acknowledgements:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020086/ (IMDb.com)
http://www.theluckycorner.com/rmt/092.html (Robert Demoss)
"The Little Rascals: The Life And Times Of Our Gang" by Leonard Maltin & Richard W. Bann (book)
Jorge Finkielman (advert - READING EAGLE, Sunday, October 27, 1929)
Tony Bensley (uncropped title card)

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