Featured role. He thinks the gang needs to help Mickey before worrying about their play, and then plays "Mr. Husband" in the play.
Darla Hood as "Darla"
Featured role. She plays "Mrs. Wife" in the gang's play.
Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas as "Buckwheat"
Supporting role. He plays the bailiff in the gang's play.
Supporting role. He provides the sound effects in the gang's play.
Janet Burston as "Mary Swivens"
Small part. She's the act that goes on before the gang.
Extra. He sits second from the left in the row behind the gang.
Extra. He sits to the far left in the row behind the gang.
Jo-Jo La Savio
Extra. Also briefly known as Ronnie Flynn. He sits to the far right in the row behind the gang.
Extra. She sits two seats to the right of Tommy McFarland.
Extra. He's the boy sitting to the right of Tommy McFarland at the radio station.
Extras. There are at least 8 more kids at the radio station.
Bit part. The only animal in this film is the MGM lion.
Louis Jean Heydt as "Bob" aka "Mr. Henry," Mickey's dad
Featured role. He hates hash, but insists on roast beef every Sunday.
Peggy Shannon as "Edith," Mickey's mom
Featured role. She can't afford anything better then hash on Mondays.
William Newell as Alfalfa's dad
Supporting role. Hash is his favorite dish.
Barbara Bedford as "Martha," Alfalfa's mom
Supporting role. She also cooks hash on Mondays.
Ferris Taylor as the radio announcer
Small part. He introduces the acts in the radio contest.
(1.) The piano player at the radio station.
(2.) The sound engineer at the station.
"Our Gang" by David Snell
This is played over the opening titles. This is the earlier recording, used prior to "The Big
Premiere" (no. 189). This is a medley of three songs:
(1.) "London Bridge" - The earliest reference to this nursery rhyme is in a play from 1659,
and it was associated with children by 1720. It may derive from a part of the "Heimskringla" by Snorri
Sturluson, which was composed around 1225.
(2.) "Mulberry Bush" - Also known as "So Early In The Morning" and "This Is
The Way." It was probably originally called "Here We Go Round The Bramble Tree" in the mid 18th century,
with the type of tree changed by inmates of Wakefield Prison, who exercised around a mulberry bush.
(3.) "The Farmer In The Dell" - This nursery rhyme is of uncertain origins.
"Tippi Tippi Tin"
This is sung by Janet Burston. Also known as "Tippi Tin, Tippi Ton."
"The Gang Goes Home" by David Snell
This is a shorter version of "Our Gang," including only "London Bridge."
Four shooting dates went into the making of this film, from January 10 to 13, 1940.
The gang appears on the Greenpoint Bakeries Annual Kiddie Radio Contest on Station G. B. K. Kids entering the contest
were to reply to Mr. Hy Hill.
The gang calls their troupe the All For One Acting Company.
See page 236 of Maltin & Bann's book for this film's expenses and profits.