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Director  Robert F. McGowan
Show  Our Gang
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Country  United States
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Family, Short
Film series  Our Gang
Language  English
Wild Poses movie poster
Writer  Carl Harbaugh, H. M. Walker, Hal Yates
Release date  October 28, 1933 (1933-10-28)
Cast  Matthew 'Stymie' Beard (Stymie), Georgie Billings (Darby), Tommy Bond (Tommy), Oliver Hardy (Baby), Stan Laurel (Baby), George 'Spanky' McFarland (Spanky)
Similar movies  Our Gang movies

Wild Poses is short subject in the Our Gang (The Little Rascals) series. It was produced and directed by Robert F. McGowan for Hal Roach Studios and first released on October 28, 1933 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was the 125th Our Gang short that was released.

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Wild Poses

A sequel to the previous Our Gang short, Bedtime Worries, Wild Poses features a brief cameo by Laurel & Hardy.

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Plot

Otto Phocus (Franklin Pangborn) is a haughty photographer hellbent on taking a formal portrait of a terrified Spanky (George McFarland). The little guy has been told by the gang that Phocus plans to "shoot" him; thinking the camera is a cannon. This leads Spanky to avoid having his picture taken, and his habit of punching Phocus in the face with regularity.

Phocus serves as Spanky's foil in other ways as well. He tries to get Spanky to pose with an exaggerated sweet smile on his face; when Spanky sees Phocus' ridiculous grimace he turns to his Dad (Emerson Treacy) and says, "Hey Pop, do you see what I see?" Later, when Spanky's friends have filled the rubber shutter bulb with water, and Phocus squeezes it, squirting Spanky's Dad with water, his Mom (Gay Seabrook) tells Spanky, "That's how they take watercolor pictures." Finally, after having successfully taken Spanky's picture, Phocus discovers the gang exposed his photographic plates, rendering "all my lovely work for nothing!". Spanky manages to give him one more "buss" before his family leaves the studio in disgust.

The Gang

  • George McFarland as Spanky
  • Matthew Beard as Stymie
  • Tommy Bond as Tommy
  • Jerry Tucker as Jerry
  • Georgie Billings as Darby
  • Additional cast

  • Gay Seabrook as Gay, Spanky's mother
  • Emerson Treacy as Emerson, Spanky's father
  • Franklin Pangborn as Otto Phocus, the portrait photographer
  • Georgie Billings as Georgie
  • Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as Babies
  • George Stevens, Jr. as Role unknown (scenes deleted)
  • Laurel and Hardy cameo

    At the beginning of the film, a salesman is seen soliciting Otto Phocus' services throughout a residential neighborhood. At one home, he tells a housewife that she has "two of the most photogenic children" he has ever seen.

    The camera cuts to reveal the woman's two children, portrayed in a brief cameo by Laurel and Hardy, dressed in baby clothes and using giant sets from their short Brats (1930). Laurel and Hardy briefly fight over a baby bottle, until Laurel eye-pokes Hardy and emerges victorious as the scene transitions to set the main plot in motion. As a result this film invented the shared universe.

    References

    Wild Poses Wikipedia
    Wild Poses IMDb Wild Poses themoviedb.org


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