Free Wheeling  
 
01 October 1932
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
sound short
2-reels

 

Director: Robert F. McGowan  Producer: Hal Roach  Dialogue: H.M. Walker
Cinematography: Art Lloyd  Editor: Richard C. Currier  Sound recording: James Greene

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  Favourite bit
Undecided.

Facts
•Filmed July 16-27, 1932, with retakes September 3, 1932.  10 shooting dates went into the making of this film.  Seven weeks had passed since shooting finished for "Hook And Ladder" (no. 116).  The studio was closed during one of those weeks.  The 'start' date for "Free Wheeling" arrived on July 19th, and shooting continued until the 'finish' date of July 27th.  Included in the shooting schedule was a rare working Sunday on July 24th.  Three days after the finish date, shooting began for "Birthday Blues" (no. 118) and continued for nearly a week.  After this, four weeks passed (including one week of studio closure) before shooting resumed.  On September 3rd, retakes were shot for "Free Wheeling," with the studio datebook entry reading 'exterior in car.'  On this same date, shooting began for "A Lad An' A Lamp" (no. 119).
•Copyrighted November 7, 1932.
•Production G-10 - Our Gang series.
•The 117th film in the series.
•A story version of this film, entitled "Free-Wheeling," appeared in the book Our Gang Annual in 1933.
Did you notice?
•The truck is owned by Webb's Transfer Co.
Reel one ends as Spanky and Jacquie are on the grass with the monkey.

Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
Stymie
 
  Dorothy DeBorba
Dorothy
 
  Kendall McComas
Breezy Brisbane
 
  George 'Spanky' McFarland
Spanky
 
Dickie Moore
Dickie
  Jacquie Lyn
Jacquie
 
  Douglas Greer
Our Gang member
 
  Bobby Mallon
Kid paddled by taxi
 
Johnnie Mae Beard
Stymie's mother
Estelle Etterre
Nurse
  Creighton Hale
Dickie's father
  Theresa Harris
Maid
 
Wilfred Lucas
Specialist
 
Lillian Rich
Dickie's mother
  Harry Bernard
Roadside worker
 
  Dick Gilbert
Roadside worker
 
  Jack Hill
Officer sent skyward
 
  Ham Kinsey
Roadside worker
 
  Robert A. McGowan
Man who gets socked whilst asleep by lamp-post
 
     


Acknowledgements:
http://theluckycorner.com/rmt/117.html (Robert Demoss/The Lucky Corner)
"The Little Rascals: The Life And Times Of Our Gang" by Leonard Maltin & Richard W. Bann (book)
Jorge Finkielman (poster and cleaning)

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