Series: Our Gang

Director: James W. Horne
Producer: Hal Roach
Story editor: H.M. Walker
Photography: Art Lloyd
Editor: Richard C. Currier
Sound: Elmer Raguse

Stars: Jackie Cooper, Allen Hoskins, Bobby Hutchins, Mary Ann Jackson, Norman Chaney
Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Released: 05 April 1930
Length: 2 reels
Production No.: G-31
Filming dates: November 29 - December 10, 1929
Rating: -/10

When The Wind Blows

Available on BLU-RAY & DVD:

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Copyrighted February 10, 1930.
This was the 97th film in the series to be released.
Also filmed in Spanish as "Las fantasmas".
This was the second film made by Hal Roach to have the same title. Snub Pollard starred in When The Wind Blows, a 1920 silent short film.
It was previously thought that the role of Jackie's mother was played by Rosemary Theby, but this has been corrected by Robert Demoss/The Lucky Corner website as being Caroline Cooke.
It was previously thought that the role of Farina's mother was played by Emma Reed, but this has been corrected by Robert Demoss/The Lucky Corner website as being Gertrude Howard.
In one scene they wanted it to appear that Edgar Kennedy was pointing his gun to the left side, where the action was coming from, and so inserted the shot in backwards. Note the signs, his inverted badge, and his gun in his left hand.

Jackie Cooper
Allen Hoskins
Bobby Hutchins
Mary Ann Jackson
Mary Ann
Norman Chaney
Betty Jane Beard
Edgar Kennedy
Kennedy the cop
Charles McAvoy
Henry, Jackie's father
Caroline Cooke
Jackie's mother
Gertrude Howard
Farina's mother
Alex Apple
Chubby's father
Mary Gordon
Chubby's mother
Louis Hickus
Chet Brandenburg
Flustered man

CREDITS (click image to enlarge)

The Little Rascals: The Life And Times Of Our Gang by Leonard Maltin & Richard W. Bann (book) (Robert Demoss/The Lucky Corner)
Steve Wright (observation + Edgar Kennedy screenshot in "Facts" section)
Tommie Hicks (identification of Rosemary Theby - later challenged as incorrect)
Jesse Brisson (help)

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