This credit probably doesn't appear in the film. H. C. Greening was listed in the studio
payroll summaries as an Our Gang gag man until the week ending Nov. 8th. Edward Flannigan was listed as an Our Gang gag
man throughout the making of this film.
Supporting role. He's the owner of the third dog in this short, but mostly does ensemble acting.
boy 035 as "Mortimer" aka "Mort"
Small part. He's the baby shown to good effect at the beginning of the film.
Small part. She's one of the rich kids, and is given an invitation by Mary early in the film. Listed
as Peggy Ahearn by Maltin & Bann.
Small part. He's one of the rich kids, and sits next to Mary at the table.
Small part. She's one of the rich kids, and flirts with Joe.
Bit parts. There are four additional boys and four additional girls at the party. One of the girls
resembles "Imogene" from "Stage Fright" (no. 17). Credited in a casting directory for
appearing in this film is Rae Ethelyn, but I still need to find a photo of this kid.
Featured role. He's virtually the star of the film, and performs some impressive stunts.
Small part. This is Jackie's dog. There seems to be a question of whether he or Pal is the father of
Supporting roles, small parts and bit parts.
(1.) Joe's dog, "Bill." Mickey suggests calling her "Billious." She has a
litter of puppies at the end of the film.
(2.) The cat that Pal frames for drinking the baby's milk.
(3.) Mary's pony.
(4.) The horse ridden by Mary's dad.
(5.) Farina's dog.
(6.) The dog that Gene dogsits for the lady.
(5.) Several puppies appearing at the end, but I can't count them, as they're all clustered together.
William Gillespie as Mary's dad
Supporting role. He's seen both on the street riding his horse, and in the house at the birthday party.
Lyle Tayo as Mary's mom
Small part. She's seen at the birthday party, and wants the "rough" boys of the gang to leave.
Dorothy Vernon as Mickey's mom
Small part. She's seen at the beginning of the film ordering Mickey to keep an eye on the baby.
Joseph Morrison as the butler
Bit part. He's shown opening the door and letting the gang in.
Bit parts and extras. A maid and two chauffeurs are also among the cast, as well as a woman walking a dog, and a cop
who talks to Farina. There are also a handful of people on the sidewalk in the background of the street scenes.
Mentone Avenue, Palms district, Los Angeles
The opening part of the film, involving the dog looking after the baby among other things, takes place in
the farm-like backyard of a house on Mentone. Seen in the background is the vacant lot on the southwest corner of
Motor and Woodbine, with the People's Water Co. at 3392 Motor and the Masonic Hall at 3402 Motor seen
in the backyard.
Motor Avenue, Palms district, Los Angeles
When Mary's pony first starts racing down the street, they're seen rounding the corner from
Irene Street onto Motor Avenue. In this initial shot, the house at the northwest corner is shown. This was later Dickie
Moore's house in "Free Wheeling" (no. 117). After this, they continue to race along Motor in at
least some of the shots. At one point, the east side of the 3400 block is shown, with the bottom portions of the Palms
Chamber of Commerce at 3438 Motor, Park & Dedrick Real Estate at 3454 Motor, and Home Made Bakery at
3466 Motor shown. Another shot shows the west side of the 3300 block, with the Palms Hardware Co. at 3351 Motor and
the Arthur Boetsch Barber Shop at 3347 Motor shown. The scene ends back at the 3200 block, north of Featherstone,
with the east side of the block shown. There's a sign on this property which indicates that Park & Dedrick were
selling the lot.
13 shooting dates went into the making of this film. A few days after initial filming had finished for "Circus
Fever" (no. 35), the 'start' date for "Dog Days" arrived on Oct. 29th. Shooting continued
until Nov. 5th. However, filming was divided between both films on Nov. 1st, and no "Dog Days" shooting took
place on Nov. 2nd, which was a Sunday, or on Nov. 4th, which was devoted exclusively to "Circus Fever." After
the 5th, shooting was suspended for a week and a half until Nov. 17th, when filming resumed for "Dog Days." This
continued until the 'finish' on Nov. 24th. No shooting took place on Sundays. After this, there was a break of
nearly three weeks before shooting began on "The Love Bug" (no. 37).
There were 40 copies of this film printed for its initial release.
Released 1987. This copy is a Film Classic print. The picture quality is fairly good. The print totals
16:40, with 16:32 of it original footage. Barely two-thirds of the original film is included, especially
considering that this version is projected at a slower speed.
This is a digest print that's mostly original, except for an additional generic end title after the
PathéComedy one. The picture quality is fairly poor. The print totals 9:35, with 9:34 of it original footage.
Roughly half of the original film is included.
My thanks to the following people for assisting with this page: Rob Stone (for providing the production number and shooting dates) Joe Moore (for providing the copyright information) Mark Brumfield Ray Frieders (for telling me about the casting directory credit for Rae Ethelyn)