GenreComedy, Family, Short Duration CountryUnited States
WriterH.M. Walker (dialogue) Release dateJune 21, 1930 (1930-06-21) Music directorRay Henderson, Marvin Hatley CastNorman Chaney (Chubby), Jackie Cooper (Jackie), Allen 'Farina' Hoskins (Farina), Bobby Hutchins (Wheezer) Similar moviesFly My Kite, Alfalfa's Double, Family Troubles, Melodies Old and New, Second Childhood, Doing Their Bit
A Tough Winter is a 1930 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 99th (11th talking) Our Gang short that was released.
More a vehicle for comedian Stepin Fetchit, the gang go to Wheezer's and Mary Ann's house to have a taffy pull. But they get the ingredients mixed up and make a huge mess. They attempt to clean up and ask Stepin to help, but he crosses wires, plumbing and gas lines. As a result, light bulbs pop, water sprays from gas heaters, a phone acts as a vacuum cleaner and music plays from the icebox.
Stepin Fetchit was actually signed to a one year contract with Hal Roach Studios to appear with the gang in 9 episodes from the 1930-31 season but for some unknown reason, it was canceled and the Our Gang Series continued on without him and with some big success. Had Stepin joined the series would have been dramatically different.