English intertitles WriterRobert A. McGowan, H. M. Walker Release dateDecember 15, 1928 (1928-12-15) CastJoe Cobb (Joe), Jean Darling (Jean), Allen 'Farina' Hoskins (Farina), Bobby Hutchins (Wheezer), Mary Ann Jackson (Mary Ann), Harry Spear (Harry) Similar moviesHal Roach produced The Spanking Age and Who Killed Doc Robbin
The spanking age 1928
The Spanking Age is a 1928 Our Gang short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 80th Our Gang short that was released. The film was considered to be a lost film, until a copy of it appeared in 1990.
Mary Ann Jackson and Bobby "Wheezer" Hutchins are the children of a widowed inventor who are forced to endure the cruelties of their stepmother (Lyle Tayo) and stepsister. The kids get even by rigging a few clever contraptions of their own. In the end the father sells a patent worth millions and thereby leaves the stepmother and stepdaughter. Before that, the Our Gang kids bring out the old "alum" gag, along with several other tried-and-true comedy bits.