Featured role. He has a crush on the new girl and wears a dress to please her. His alter ego is "Mrs. Murphy."
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer as "Alfalfa"
Featured role. He's also smitten with the new girl, and becomes "Mrs. Jones," whose baby is named "Sally Ann."
Juanita Quigley as "Sally Stevens"
Featured role. She's the new girl in class, and teaches Spanky and Alfalfa a lesson.
Darla Hood as "Darla Hood"
Featured role. She's heartbroken when Spanky and Alfalfa spend time with Sally.
Mickey Gubitosi as "Mickey"
Supporting role. He doesn't like girls, but ends up with Sally in the end, since she doesn't like boys.
Billy "Froggy" Laughlin as "Harold"
Small part. He explains the War of 1812 in class, and is then seen among the kids behind the hedge.
Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas as "Buckwheat"
Small part. He's seen mostly among the kids behind the hedge, and just barely figures into the schoolyard scenes.
Bit part. She's the girl that points out to Darla that the boys are lunching with Sally.
Extra. He can be seen in the background of Froggy's closeup. Maltin & Bann indicate that the "Waldo" nickname was used, but he's nameless in
this short, and doesn't wear the glasses.
Extra. He's behind Mickey and Darla while the kids are hiding behind the hedge.
Extra. It looks like he's one of the boys running into the school as Spanky and Alfalfa say hello to Darla. He also seems to be sitting behind Darwood Kaye.
Joe "Corky" Geil
Extra. Not listed by Maltin & Bann. It appears that he's one of the boys running into the school as well.
Extra. Not listed by Maltin & Bann. I'm guessing that he's the really tall kid walking to the slide at the beginning of lunchtime.
Extra. Later known as Joan Blake. She can be seen in the background eating lunch on the school steps, and is to the right of Darla behind the hedge.
Bit parts and extras. There are probably at least 25 more kids in the class, many of whom end up behind the hedge.
Bit part. The only animal in this film is the MGM lion.
Anne O'Neal as the teacher
Small part. She introduces Sally to the class and puts a dunce cap on Alfalfa.
May McAvoy as Sally's mom
Bit part. She sends Spanky to the backyard to see Sally.
"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.
"Emmet's Lullaby" by Joseph K. Emmet
Written in 1876. Also known as "Go To Sleep, My Baby." In this film, it's sung by Alfalfa and Spanky.
"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 February 7 to 10, 1940.
The kids go to Greenpoint Public School.
The Alfalfa Special consists of a herring, sliced pickles, sliced onion and a hot dog, and a slice of cheese.
See page 236 of Maltin & Bann's book for this film's expenses and profits.