Two Too Young

film no. 147


availability:

The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited Vol. 7 (VHS) from Cabin Fever and
The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited Volume Two (4 LD set) from Cabin Fever
Released July 6, 1994. Also released as part of 12 VHS boxed set. This is a complete original print with excellent picture quality. The total footage lasts 9:55. This version has appeared on numerous bootlegs.

The Little Rascals Volume 7: Collector's Edition (VHS) from Hallmark Home Entertainment
Released Aug. 15, 2000. Also included as part of The Little Rascals Volumes 1-10: Collector's Edition (10 VHS set), released Aug. 15, 2000.

The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited Vol. 7 & Vol. 8 (DVD) from Cabin Fever
Same contents as the Cabin Fever VHS releases. Also released as part of The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited (6 DVD set).

The Little Rascals Colorized Collection (VHS) from Hallmark Home Entertainment
Released Apr. 19, 1999. One of six same-named VHS releases, each with three colorized films, deriving from the Cabin Fever versions.

The Little Rascals - The Complete Collection (8 DVD set) from Genius Products
Released late Oct. 2008. This is identical to the Cabin Fever version. There are also four clips from this film included in the documentary The Story Of Hal Roach And Our Gang.

The Little Rascals Book VIII (VHS) from Blackhawk Video
This is a home movie print from Blackhawk. The opening title and crew credits are remade, but the end title is original. The picture quality is very good. The original footage totals 9:29, but the original soundtrack lasts an additional 0:20.

The Little Rascals: Little Sinner/Two Too Young (VHS) from Republic Pictures Home Video
Released May 1991. This is the Blackhawk print.

Rascal Dazzle (VHS/LD) from Embassy Home Entertainment
Original film released 1981. Video released 1984. A clip lasting 0:29 is included, showing the kids practicing circles. This is followed by a clip lasting 2:11, showing Alfalfa's recitation.


technical details:

Production K-2.

Released on September 26, 1936, making it the 147th film in the series to be released.

Copyrighted October 21, 1936, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation. Registration no. LP6694. Renewed November 1, 1963, with registration no. R324744. This copyright is currently due to expire at the end of 2031.

All-talking one-reeler.

Opening title: 'Hal Roach presents Our Gang in "Two Too Young".'

King World Productions episode no. 34a, available in both colorized and original black-and-white versions.


the crew:

Produced by Hal Roach
Credited in the film as a presenter.

Directed by Gordon Douglas
This credit appears in the film. The production sheets verify his involvement on each date from Sep. 8th through Sep. 14th.

Photographed by Art Lloyd
This credit appears in the film.

Edited by William Ziegler
This credit appears in the film. His participation is verified by the daily film reports for Sep. 9th through 14th. He was probably present on the 8th as well, for which no cutter is listed.

Sound by W. B. Delaplain
Not listed by Maltin & Bann. This credit appears in the film.

Released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Indicated in the opening title card.

Passed by the National Board of Review
As indicated in the film.

Western Electric System
As indicated in the film.

Approved by the Motion Picture Producers & Distributors of America
Certificate no. 2654.

studio personnel
possible uncredited involvement


the kids:

Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer as "Alfalfa"
Lead role. He recites while firecrackers go off in his back pocket.

George "Spanky" McFarland as "Spanky"
Lead role. He finds a way to get Buckwheat's firecrackers away from him.

Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas as "Buckwheat"
Supporting role. The older boys take his firecrackers.

Eugene "Porky" Lee as "Porky"
Supporting role. He uses a magnifying glass to set off the firecrackers in Alfalfa's pocket.

Harold Switzer
Small part. He sits behind Buckwheat, and is also seen bumping into the G-man.

Sidney Kibrick
Extra. He sits behind Porky.

John Collum
Extra. He sits in the back of Porky's row.

Dickie De Nuet
Extra. He sits behind Harold.

Rex Downing
Extra. He sits behind Dickie.

Donald Proffitt
Extra. He sits behind Spanky.

Jerry Tucker
Extra. He sits in the second desk on the left side, but is barely noticeable until the last shot when the kids start laughing.

Barbara Goodrich
Extra. Not listed by Maltin & Bann. She sits two desks behind Donald.

Joe Strauch, Jr.
Extra. He isn't noticeable until the last shot of the film. It's likely that he served as a stand-in for Spanky in certain shots, since this was his main duty.

girl 147
Extra. She sits behind Sidney.

Paul Hilton
Extra. Looking at the longshot of the kids exiting the classroom, it appears that he's the boy sitting in front of Porky.

Darla Hood
She's not in the film itself, but her photo is shown during the opening titles.

Baby Patsy May
She's not in the film itself, but her photo is shown during the opening titles.

other kids
Extras. There are five additional kids in the class. All twenty of the children in this film were present from the 8th through the 11th.


the animals:

Leo
Bit part. The MGM lion appears at the opening of the film.

Pete the Pup IV
He's not actually in the film, but his photo is shown during the opening titles.


the adults:

Rosina Lawrence as the teacher
Supporting role. She's given onscreen credit. The cutting continuity refers to her as "Rosina." She's seen frequently throughout the film. She was present on the 8th, 10th and 11th.

George Washington
The Unfinished Portrait is hanging on the classroom wall.


the music:

"Good Old Days" by Leroy Shield
Copyrighted Jan. 10, 1931.
(A15.) A portion of this piece is played over the opening titles. The last verse is played as the kids laugh at Alfalfa and the end title appears.


miscellaneous:

Alfalfa recites "The Charge Of The Light Brigade" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Written in 1854.

The pressbook for this film mistakenly states that Gus Meins was the director.

This film was 911 feet in length.


©July 24, 2005, by Robert Demoss.
2005 updates: 8/27, 8/30, 11/7, 12/19.
2006 updates: 2/11, 4/3, 5/16, 10/25.
2007 updates: 4/1.
2008 updates: 5/26, 7/12, 8/8, 8/11, 8/24, 9/22, 11/6.


Thanks to Rob Stone, Joe Moore and Paul Mular for assistance on this page.


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