The Pigskin Palooka
 
Series: Our Gang Distribution: MGM  Director: Gordon Douglas  Cinematography: Art Lloyd
Production: K-14 Type: Sound short Producer: Hal Roach  Editor: William H. Ziegler
Released: 23 October 1937 Length: 1-reel Sound recording: William Randall

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Alfalfa is supposedly a big football star who is accosted and berated by the captain of the military academy's football team for wearing his uniform whilst posing for a photograph. Alfalfa then sits down to write his sweetheart Darla a letter to tell her he will be home at the weekend. Later, Alafalfa is given a hero's welcome by a bunch of screaming kids as he gets off a train with Spanky. He begins to tell the crowd about his recent win but his voice is drowned out by the steam from the train before he is carried away on the shoulders of two boys. Spanky makes an announcement that Alfalfa will now take part in a game. But when a nervous Alfalfa says he hasn't got his playing kit Spanky finds one for him. The boys on the opposing team accost Alfalfa and warn him that he will be in for a rough time.
The game begins and straight away it's aggressive.

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Facts
Production K-14 - Our Gang series.
Copyrighted November 2, 1937.
Filming dates
September 18-25, 1937.
Trivia
Film number 160 in the series.
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Darla Hood
Darla
Eugene 'Porky' Lee
Porky
George 'Spanky' McFarland
Spanky
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
Alfalfa
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas
Buckwheat
Gary Jasgur
Timekeeper
Dickie Jones
Spike
John 'Uh huh' Collum
Kid
Sidney Kibrick
Woim
Daniel Booke
#6 on Our Gang team
Bobby Callahan
Kid
Hugh Chapman
#17 on opposing team
Dix Davis
#33 on opposing team
Barry Downing
Spectator
Rex Downing
Cadet photographer
Floyd Fisher
Spectator
Charles Flickinger
#5 on Our Gang team
Joe Geil
Referee*

*According to Robert Demoss -
I myself am not 100% sure on this.
Vincent Graeff
Trumpet player
Larry Harris
Kid carrying Alfalfa
Paul Hilton
Kid carrying sign
Cullen Johnson
Scorekeeper
Payne B. Johnson
Spectator
Darwood Kaye
Our Gang member
Harold Switzer
Kid carrying Alfalfa/
#44 on Our Gang team
Joe Levine
#24 on opposing team
Tommy McFarland
#43 on Our Gang team
Roger McGee
Number 20 on opposing team
Donald Proffitt
Number 9 on Our Gang team
Norman Salling
Drum player
Fred Walburn
#2 on opposing team
Delmar Watson
Captain of the military academy football team
Robert Winkler
Spectator
Leon Holland
Bass drum player
[unconfirmed]
Priscilla Lyon
Kid
[unconfirmed]
Marvin Strin
Kid
[unconfirmed]
   


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Acknowledgements:
The Little Rascals: The Life And Times Of Our Gang by Leonard Maltin & Richard W. Bann (book)
http://theluckycorner.com/rmt/160.html (Robert Demoss/The Lucky Corner)

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