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  The Smile Wins  
   
  26 February 1928  
  Pathé Exchange  
  silent short  
  2-reels
 

 
Director/Producer Producer/Story Story Titles Cinematography Editor
Robert F. McGowan Hal Roach Robert A. McGowan H.M. Walker Art Lloyd Richard C. Currier

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Facts
•Production K-23 or K-24:  K-23 was filmed May 24 to June 7, 1927.  K-24 was filmed June 27 to 29, and August 1 to 6, 1927.
•Copyrighted September 9, 1927, by Pathé Exchange, Inc. Registration no. LU24345.  Renewed January 10, 1955, with registration no. R142113.  This copyright is currently due to expire at the end of 2022.
•It was the 72nd film in the series to be released.
•This film was considered lost until 1991, when a 35mm print was uncovered in France.
12 shooting dates went into the making of production K-23. Only two days after filming had finished for "The Glorious Fourth" (no. 64), the start date arrived for production K-23 on May 24th. Shooting continued until June 7th, when it was considered 'finished.' No shooting took place on May 22nd, May 29th, or June 5th, which were all Sundays, nor on May 30th, which was Decoration Day. Robert F. McGowan directed on each of the shooting dates. It should be noted that May 23rd was originally written in as the start date for this production, but was crossed out. This may have simply been an error by the person filling in the information, as it also occurs on Sunday, June 5th. One week after filming ended, the Our Gang unit began shooting "Yale Vs. Harvard" (no. 67).  9 shooting dates went into the making of production K-24. Just three days after shooting finished for "Yale Vs. Harvard," the 'start' date arrived for production K-24 on June 27th. Shooting continued only until June 29th, after which four and a half weeks of non-activity passed while the studio was closed for the summer. Filming resumed on Aug. 1st and continued until Aug. 6th, when it was considered 'finished.' Anthony Mack directed on each of the shooting dates. No shooting took place on June 26th or July 31st, which were both Sundays. Two days after shooting finished, the Our Gang unit began to film "The Old Wallop" (no. 68).
There were 40 copies of this film printed for its initial release.
Did you notice?
•The name of the gang's oil company is "Farina Oil Co. Ink."  The oil well is named "Well Nu. 1."
•The name on the bottle of chloroform is "Clyde W. Slater, druggist."
•Signs on Farina's house say "Hand Laundry," presumably the name of their business.

  Johnny Aber
Kid throwing tomato
  Joe Cobb
Joe
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Jackie Condon
Jackie
  Jean Darling
Jean
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ George B. French
Simon Sleazy
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/ Florence Hoskins
Farina's mother
  Jannie Hoskins
Mango
  Mildred Kornman
Mildred
  Jay R. Smith
Jay
  Harry Spear
Harry
  Pete
Pete
   

 

Acknowledgements:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0234751/ (IMDb.com)
http://www.theluckycorner.com/rps/066.html (Robert Demoss)
"The Little Rascals: The Life And Times Of Our Gang" by Leonard Maltin & Richard W. Bann (book)

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