GenreComedy, Family, Short Duration CountryUnited States
WriterH.M. Walker (dialogue) Release dateMay 18, 1929 (1929-05-18) ProducersHal Roach, Robert F. McGowan CastBobby Hutchins (Wheezer), Mary Ann Jackson (Mary Ann), Joe Cobb (Joe), Allen 'Farina' Hoskins (Farina), Jean Darling (Jean), Harry Spear (Harry) Similar moviesPacific Rim, Salt, Paperman, The Artist, Feast, IMAX 3D Deep Sea
Small Talk is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. Produced by Hal Roach and released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was the 86th entry in the Our Gang series to be released, and the first to be made with sound.
The gang are all orphans, hoping to be adopted by nice families where "spinach is not on the menu". Wheezer, the youngest child, gets adopted by a wealthy couple, while his older sister Mary Ann does not. The gang all comes to visit Wheezer in his new home, setting off an alarm that causes the police and the fire department to come over. At that time, Wheezer's new mother and father decide to adopt Mary Ann as well. The couple's friends all each adopt a child as well; even Farina is adopted by the maid at Wheezer's new home.
Mary Ann Jackson: "Oh darn it! Why do they have to make orphans and spinach for anyhow?"
Joe Cobb as Joe
Jean Darling as Jean
Allen Hoskins as Farina
Bobby Hutchins as Wheezer
Mary Ann Jackson as Mary Ann
Harry Spear as Harry
Pete the Pup as Himself
Helen Jerome Eddy as Helen Eddy, Wheezer's new mother