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Telling Whoppers

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Film series  Our Gang
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Family, Short
Cast  Johnny Downs
Country  United States
Language  Silent English intertitles
Director  Robert F. McGowan Robert A. McGowan
Release date  December 19, 1926 (1926-12-19)
Writer  Hal Roach (story), H.M. Walker (titles)
Directors  Robert F. McGowan, Robert A. McGowan
Producers  Hal Roach, F. Richard Jones
Similar movies  Telling Whoppers and The Fourth Alarm are part of the same movie series

Filming locations telling whoppers 1926 our gang

Telling Whoppers is a 1926 short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan and Robert A. McGowan. It was the 55th Our Gang short subject released.



The neighborhood bully, Tuffy, played by Johnny Downs, is determined to lick every boy in the neighborhood. He beats up one boy, makes Jay and Jackie stand on their heads, and makes Bonedust and Scooter bark like a dog. Along comes Joe and Farina wearing bandages, and pretending to be too disabled to fight, but Tuffy beats them up anyway. Joe and Farina encourage the boys to band together and they then chase the bully off. The gang retires to their hideout and draw lots to decide who should finish the bully off. On second thought, Tuffy was swimming and was not allowed in the premises. Joe and Farina draw the unlucky lots and go looking for the bully, but Peggy tells them that Tuffy has moved to Chicago. Joe and Farina return with the lie that they beat Tuffy up and threw him in the lake. At the end of it, Tuffy's mother spanked him.

The Gang

  • Joe Cobb as Joe
  • Jackie Condon as Jackie
  • Allen Hoskins as Farina
  • Scooter Lowry as Skooter
  • Jay R. Smith as Jay R.
  • Bobby Young as Bonedust
  • Billy Naylor as Billy
  • Additional cast

  • Johnny Downs as Tuffy Thompson
  • Peggy Eames as Peggy
  • Charles McAvoy as Officer
  • Gene Morgan as Officer
  • Dorothy Vernon as Tuffy's mother
  • S. D. Wilcox as Officer
  • Charley Young as Man near swimming hole
  • Diamond the Dog as Himself
  • Pal the Dog as Himself
  • References

    Telling Whoppers Wikipedia
    Telling Whoppers IMDb

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