Hide And Shriek
film no. 169
- The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited Vol. 12
(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 nearly original print,
missing only the MGM lion. The picture quality is excellent. The total footage lasts 10:30. This version has appeared
on numerous bootlegs.
- The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited Vol. 11 &
Vol. 12 (DVD) from Cabin Fever
- Same contents as the Cabin Fever VHS releases. Also released as part of
The Little Rascals Remastered & Unedited 6 DVD
- The Little Rascals Book IX (VHS) from
- 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 10:19, but the original soundtrack
lasts an additional 0:13.
- The Little Rascals Two Reelers Vol. 3
(VHS) from Spotlite Video
- This is the Blackhawk print, but with the company name blacked out. It was also included as part of a 6
VHS boxed set.
- The Little Rascals - The Complete Collection
(8 DVD set) from Genius Products
- Released late Oct. 2008. This is the Blackhawk print. There is also a clip from this film included in the
documentary The Story Of Hal Roach And Our Gang.
- The Best Of Our Gang (DVD) from
- Released Mar. 27, 2007. Also included as part of
The Little Rascals In Color! (3 DVD set).
This is a home movie print from the Famous Kids Comedies series from Official Films, included both as a colorized
print, and in the original black-and-white. The original footage totals 10:17, while the original soundtrack
totals 10:27. The picture quality is very good.
Copyrighted June 16, 1938, by Loew's Incorporated. Registration no. LP8125. Renewed December 2, 1965, with
registration no. R374808. This copyright is currently due to expire at the end of 2033.
Released June 18, 1938. It was the 169th film in the series to be released. Early in the film season, Fred Quimby of
MGM set a projected release date for this production of May 21, 1938.
Opening title: 'Hal Roach presents Our Gang in "Hide And Shriek".'
King World Productions episode no. 46b, available in both colorized and original black-and-white versions.
- Produced by Hal Roach
- Credited in the film as a presenter.
- Production Manager: S. S. Van Keuren
- Maltin & Bann state that the original script credits S. S. Keuren.
- Directed by Gordon Douglas
- This credit appears in the film.
- Photography: Norbert Brodine
- According to Maltin & Bann. This credit doesn't appear in the film.
- Film Editor: William Ziegler
- This credit appears in the film.
- Sound: William Randall
- 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. 4315.
- studio personnel
- vice president in charge of production - S. S. Van Keuren
- secretary-treasurer - Mat O'Brien
- Roach's assistant on production activities - Lawrence Tarver
- assistant secretary-treasurer, comptroller - Hugh Huber
- film editor and sound department - Elmer Raguse
- story department - Jack Jevne
- property department - W. L. Stevens
- process department - Roy Seawright
- still photographer -
Bud "Stax" Graves
- musical director - Marvin Hatley
- men's wardrobe - Harry Black
- paymaster - Mrs. Grace Cash
- transportation director - Bob Davis
- school teacher - Fern Carter
- possible uncredited involvement
- writing - James Parrott, Hal Law, Felix
Adler and Gordon Douglas may have been among the gag writers.
- property department - Charles Oelze was probably
involved in this capacity. He's specifically referred to in the script, which makes use of the term 'Oelze
- animal training - Tony Campanaro was probably
among the animal trainers.
- Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer as "Alfalfa" aka "X-10,
- Lead role. He runs a detective agency and leads himself and his assistants into an amusement park haunted
- Eugene "Porky" Lee as "Porky" aka "X6"
- Featured role. He and Buckwheat become Alfalfa's assistants and join him at the haunted
- Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas as "Buckwheat" aka "X6 1/2"
- Featured role. He accompanies Porky through most of the film.
- Leonard Landy
- Small part. He's accused of stealing Darla's candy. The "Percy" moniker does not turn
up in the dialogue. He also appears in a photograph during the opening titles in the location previously occupied by
- Gary Jasgur
- Small part. He accompanies Leonard throughout the film. Listed by Maltin & Bann as Gary Jasgar. They
also indicate that the "Junior" moniker was used, but it doesn't turn up in the dialogue. He also appears in
a photograph during the opening titles in the location previously occupied by Baby Patsy May.
- Darla Hood
- Small part. She thinks that the little kids have stolen her candy.
- 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.
- other animals
- The press release mentions a dog named Major in addition to Jiggs, but if he was involved, then he
didn't wind up in the film.
- Billy Bletcher as the voice on the record
- Small part. The boys think he's real, rather than just a recording.
- Fred Holmes as the janitor
- Small part. He's at the doorway to the haunted house.
- other adults
- Bit parts. The only other adults in the film are the two moving men, including one named
"Al." One of them is referred to in the script as "Driver," while the other one is
referred to as "2nd Driver." There are also various people shown in photographs, clippings and posters on the
walls of Alfalfa's detective agency.
- "Good Old Days" by Leroy Shield
- Copyrighted Jan. 10, 1931.
(A17.) A small portion of this piece is played over the opening titles. The very end is played over the end
- "The Ghost Frolic" by T. Marvin Hatley
- Copyrighted Oct. 1, 1935. A portion of this piece is played by the skeleton at the organ. The actual
performer was Chauncey Haines. There were actually three takes recorded. Take 1, at 250 feet, was no good. Take 2,
at 230 feet with a 'moderato' tempo, was deemed to be okay. Take 3, at 170 feet and played moderately fast, was
also deemed to be okay.
The bogeyman shown in the haunted house was left over from the Laurel & Hardy feature "Babes In
This was the second-to-last Roach film delivered to MGM, with Laurel & Hardy's
"Block-Heads" following it.
©Aug. 15, 2005, by Robert Demoss.
2005 updates: 8/27, 8/30, 11/7, 12/19.
2006 updates: 2/11, 5/16, 10/25.
2007 updates: 4/1, 10/22, 11/16, 12/8.
2008 updates: 5/26, 7/12, 8/3, 8/24, 9/12, 9/22, 11/6.
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