Series: Our Gang

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Producer: Hal Roach
Photography: Art Lloyd
Editor: William H. Ziegler
Sound: William Randall

Stars: Darla Hood, Eugene Lee, George McFarland, Carl Switzer, Billie Thomas, Henry Lee
Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Released: 13 November 1937
Length: 1 reel
Production No.: K-15
Filming dates: October 22-27, 1937
Rating: 5/10

Mail And Female


After being snubbed by an all-girls party, Spanky forms a new 'He Man Woman-Haters' club and appoints Alfalfa to be their leader based on the fact that he apparently hates women. To the contrary, Alfalfa gives a love note, which he has written for Darla, to Buckwheat and Porky to deliver to her. Alfalfa is welcomed as a hero when he enters the club house before giving an awkward acceptance speech. He calls Spike over and elects him the club's Sergeant at Arms. When Spanky reveals the rules of the newly-formed club to Alfalfa whereby the boys cannot interact with girls, Alfalfa quickly makes an excuse to leave and heads over to Darla's house to try and retrieve his letter.
Spanky also makes his way over to Darla's house as well, along with Spike, Buckwheat and Porky. Whilst Alfalfa hides in a closet, the boys search the downstairs of the house for him but cannot find him. They are bout to leave when Spanky hears a noise coming from the hallway. Upon inspection they discover Alfalfa dressed as a girl and calling himself Amelia. Spanky, not realising it is Alfalfa is immediately attracted to the girl (well it takes all sorts I suppose) and accepts Amelia's invite to stay for some ice cream. Amelia excuses herself to go make some lemonade as Darla plays host to the other boys, who gratefully take Darla's cookies. Alfalfa gets changed back into his normal clothes and re-enters the room to dish out some punishment to Spanky and co. for breaking the rules of their newly-formed club. But as he makes Buckwheat bend over the love letter falls from Buckwheat's hat and is grabbed by Spanky who turns on Alfalfa. But Alfalfas escapes through an open window.... and lands straight in a pond outside.

Favourite bit
Alfalfa dresses up as a girl. There are just some things we ought not to see....

Copyrighted November 17, 1937.
Film #161 in the series.
The rules of the He-Man Woman-Haters Club are: "No man can be seen with girls. You can't look at 'em. You can't work with 'em. You can't talk with 'em. And you can't even write letters to 'em."

What the experts say
"The thing about these 1-reel films is that they are tight with their storylines and editing. This prevents them from dragging on and on. This one is to-the-point and decent enough but also rather bland too, if you know what I mean?" ~ Lord Heath.

Darla Hood
Eugene Lee
George McFarland
Carl Switzer
Billie Thomas
Henry Lee
John Collum
Joe Geil
Darwood Kaye
Harold Switzer
Tommy McFarland
Fred Walburn
Robert Winkler
Hugh Chapman


The Little Rascals: The Life And Times Of Our Gang by Leonard Maltin & Richard W. Bann (book) (Robert Demoss/The Lucky Corner)

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