GenreComedy, Family, Short Duration CountryUnited States
WriterHal Law, Robert A. McGowan Release dateNovember 28, 1942 (1942-11-28) GenresShort Film, Comedy, Family film, Black-and-white CastGeorge McFarland, Billie Thomas, Robert Blake (Mickey), Billy Laughlin, Ernestine Wade (Bit in Buckwheats dream) Similar moviesUnexpected Riches and Benjamin Franklin - Jr are part of the same movie series
Unexpected riches prayer
Unexpected Riches is a 1942 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Herbert Glazer. It was the 211th Our Gang short (211th episode, 122nd talking short, 123rd talking episode, and 42nd MGM produced episode).
Weighing themselves on a penny machine, the gang receives a fortune card predicting that they will receive "unexpected riches." Acting upon this, the kids decide to dig for buried treasure, using a fradulent map provided by one of their wise-guy acquaintances. Though the treasure hunt comes a-cropper, the fortune card's prediction comes true in an unexpected fashion.