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Beginner's Luck

Beginner's Luck (USA)

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1935 February, 23
20 minutes
Short / Comedy / Family
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At her afternoon tea social Spanky's mother has her son recite for the assembled ladies. It is easily seen they are bored to death as he has no talent. After he finishes the mother shocks everyone ,including her mother and son, by announcing she has signed him up to appear at a local children's talent show. The Grandma tries to intervene to no avail. The gang come up with a plan to sabotage his performance with peashooters and noise makers. Spanky is overjoyed but must keep his mother from finding out. At the theater Spanky meets a little girl who needs the prize money to buy her dancing costume but fell victim to stage fright. Spanky's mother has run afoul of the Master of Cerimonies by showing up with her son not ready to go on then saying he was too much of an artist to open a show. He is a real hard boiled type and well able to deal with the mother. He has kept Spanky's act for last. Spanky has decided he'll win the prize for the little girl but he must tell the gang. As he is about to go into the audience his mother stops him telling him he can't go out there and she will deliver his message. She is ignorant of the gang's plot and just tells them We want him to win. - IMDb

Beginner's Luck USA
Ungerne optræder Denmark
Удачный дебют Soviet Union

Children's Cast:

George 'Spanky' McFarland [6] Spanky
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard [10] Stymie
Sidney Kibrick [6] Our Gang member
Scotty Beckett [5] Scotty
Marianne Edwards [4] Daisy Dimple
Jerry Tucker [9] Jerry
Leonard Kibrick [10] Audience member (unconfirmed)
Fred Walburn [5] Harmonica player
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer [7] Arizona Nightengale
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas [3] Buckwheat
Harold Switzer [10] Arizona Nightengale
Donald Proffitt [5] Our Gang member
Alvin Buckelew [7] Alvin
Jackie White [7] Tap dancer
Eileen Bernstein [6] Our Gang member
Cecelia Murray Our Gang member
Merrill Strong [3] Our Gang member
Snooky Valentine
June Preston [6] Guest star: Backstage Dancer