High Society  
   
  24 August 1924  
  Pathé Exchange  
  silent short  
  2-reels
 

   
Director Producer/Story Titles Cinematography Editor
Robert F. McGowan Hal Roach H.M. Walker Frank Young Thomas J. Crizer

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Facts
•Filmed March 24 to April 5, 1924.  Twelve shooting dates went into the making of this film.  A week and a half after the final retakes for "It's A Bear" (no. 27), the 'start' date for "High Society" arrived on Mar. 24th. S hooting continued until the 'finish' date of Apr. 5th.  No shooting took place on Mar. 30th, which was a Sunday.  The 1924 datebook indicates that some Our Gang 'tests' were shot on Tuesday, Apr. 8th, with no production number given.  Other than this, two weeks passed before the unit began shooting "The Sun Down Limited" (no. 31).
There were 40 copies of this film printed for its initial release.
•Copyrighted May 29, 1924, by Pathé Exchange, Inc. Registration no. LU20261. Since the copyright was not renewed, this film is now in the public domain.
•Released August 24, 1924. It was the 29th film in the series to be released.
•A 20-second clip from this film was used in the Boy Friends comedy "Too Many Women." (Or it might possibly be from "Jubilo, Jr." since the footage isn't seen in any available prints of either Our Gang film.)
•Released into TV syndication as Mischief Makers episode no. 1051, "Mickey's New Home," copyrighted Sep. 1, 1960, with registration number LP17356. Footage also went into episode no. 1080, "Play Ball!!" copyrighted Sep. 1, 1960, with registration number LP18381, and recopyrighted May 16, 1961, with registration number LP19565.
•Frank Capra also contributed to the story for the film.
Did you notice?
The letter authorizing Aunt Kate to take custody of Mickey is dated June 17.
•The papers for Mickey's adoption are signed by a judge named L. A. French. He was actually the purchasing agent for the studio and later became production manager.

  Charles A. Bachman
Police detective
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Joe Cobb
Joe
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Jackie Condon
Percival 'Percy' Kelly
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Mickey Daniels
Mickey Kelly
  Jack Gavin
Police detective
  Allen 'Farina' Hoskins
Farina
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Patrick Kelly
Patrick 'Shamrock' Kelly
  Mary Kornman
Mary
  Sonny Loy
Sing Joy
  Sam Lufkin
Police detective
  Andy Samuel
Andy
  F.F. Guenste
Butler
   
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Acknowledgements:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162988/ (IMDb.com)
http://www.theluckycorner.com/rps/030.html (Robert Demoss)
"The Little Rascals: The Life And Times Of Our Gang" by Leonard Maltin & Richard W. Bann (book)

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