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A Lad an' a Lamp (1932)

The gang finds what they think is a magic lamp.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Stymie (as Our Gang)
Dorothy DeBorba ... Dorothy (as Our Gang)
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins ... Wheezer (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Dickie Moore ... Dickie (as Our Gang)
Pete the Pup Pete the Pup ... Pete (as Our Gang)
Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard ... Cotton (as Our Gang)
Georgie Billings Georgie Billings ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Dickie Jackson Dickie Jackson ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
John 'Uh huh' Collum John 'Uh huh' Collum ... Uh-huh (as Our Gang)
Bobby DeWar Bobby DeWar ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Donald Haines Donald Haines ... Toughie (as Our Gang)
Henry Hanna Henry Hanna ... Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bernard ... Officer / Store Proprietor
Harry Bowen ... Audience Member
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Storyline

Filled with stories of Aladdin's magic lamp, the gang starts rubbing every lamp in sight in hopes of finding the one with the magic. A series of coincidences leads the gang to think they've found the magic lamp, and a helpful vaudeville magician augments the illusion. After Spanky decides to wish that Stymie's little brother Cotton was a monkey, an escaped chimpanzee shows up and frightens Cotton away. The gang believes the wish has come true and mayhem ensues as they try to keep the police from shooting the runaway simian. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Batutinha e uma Lâmpada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The meal prices from the menu hanging on the diner's wall - Ham & Eggs 30¢, Plain Steak 25¢, Liberty Sandwich 15¢, cheese, egg, ham - 10¢, hot dog 10¢, Pie 10¢, Coffee with "cream" 5¢. See more »

Quotes

Stymie: [when a smoke bomb suddenly goes off, Stymie's brother, Cotton, runs away and a monkey takes his place] Hey, fellas, come here.
The Gang: [the Gang come running] What's-a-matter?
Stymie: Look. Spanky turned Cotton into a monkey.
Dorothy: Gee, that's funny.
Stymie: It ain't funny to me, Sister. I gotta sleep with him.
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Connections

References Ingagi (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Dog Song
(uncredited)
Music by Leroy Shield
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Excellent example of pre-code stereotypes....
1 April 2007 | by 16mmfilms.comSee all my reviews

"A lad an' a lamp" is considered to be a classic example of pre-code shorts. Hal Roach created the series in the 1920's and the early episodes were silent. Originally shown in theaters as "Our Gang" Comedies.

Originally distributed by MGM Early TV syndication packages included this title "uncut".

TV distributer: King Features In later years, the episode was heavily edited.

Eventually "pulled" from the series.

A very young Spanky, and a dapper Stymie shine in this short.

Given the chance to make wishes with a magic lamp, Stymie wishes for a watermelon....a BIG watermelon...

An Italian grocer rolls a watermelon to the kids..

Stymie wishes for fried chicken and to get his pappy out of jail.

Spanky changes Cotton into a monkey... (all he needs is a tail)

Uncut versions include: Scaring the cook from the diner.

Cook: Do you loves me honey???? Gimme the biggest kiss you've got...

Spanky: Gimme another pie, and this time keep your fingers out it...

Italian Grocer: Thats'a the monkey down at at the Theatre..."


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