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Derby Day (1923)



Derby Day

(1923)

Comedy / Family / Silent

20 minutes

Directed by Robert F. McGowan

Cast:

Mickey Daniels as Mickey
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins as Farina
Joe Cobb as Joe
Jackie Condon as Jackie
Jack Davis as Jack
Mary Kornman as Mary
Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison as Ernie
'Sonny Boy' Warde as Sing Joy
Charles A. Bachman as Police Officer
Richard Daniels as Trainer
William Gillespie as Mary's father
Wallace Howe as Gate attendant
Buster the Dog as Bill

In 1923 Pathe’ released Derby Day, an Our Gang / Little Rascals silent comedy short directed by Robert F. McGowan.

With fifty cents burning a hole in their pockets, and scheming to get rich, the gang builds a lemonade and a hot dog stand near a horse racing track.

Mary, the daughter of a one of the horse owners, who has the boys all in love with her, sneaks them into the racetrack to see the real thing.

With an even grander get-rich-quick scheme, the gang decides to build their own race track.  Sadly short of horses, the gang gathers any animals they can find and sets up their own race.  Things go haywire though because Farina has spiked the water, and the race between a mule, a cow, a dog, a goat, kids on tricycles, and others soon becomes a disaster.




Directors: Robert F. McGowan
Actors: Our Gang, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison, Little Rascals
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Matinee Classics - Derby Day starring Our Gang, Charles A. Bachman, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Richard Daniels and Jack Davis


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