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Fly My Kite (1931)

Fly My Kite  


Comedy / Family

21 minutes

Directed by Robert F. McGowan 
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard as Stymie
Norman 'Chubby' Chaney as Chubby
Dorothy DeBorba as Dorothy
George Ernest as Our Gang member boxing Grandma
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins as Farina
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins as Wheezer
Dickie Jackson as Dickie
Mary Ann Jackson as Mary Ann
Shirley Jean Rickert as Shirley
Pete the Pup as Petie
Margaret Mann as Grandma
Jim Mason as Son-in-law Dan
Mae Busch as Dan's new wife
Broderick O'Farrell as Bond agent
Chic Sales Jr. as Our Gang member
Jackie Williams as Our Gang member

Fly My Kite was released in 1931 by MGM, directed by Robert F. McGowan.  This is one of the Our Gang / Little Rascals series of films.

Grandma, a sweet neighbor lady who has no grandchildren of her own, has become ‘grandma’ to the gang and the neighborhood children.

Since selling her grocery store to enjoy retirement she is living with her greedy son-in-law after the death of her daughter.  He’s in control of her money, and has already spent nearly all of it.  He wants to remarry and, since her money is almost gone, he has no further use for her and tells her that he’s sending her to the poor farm so he and his girlfriend can also take over her house.

The son-in-law finds a letter to Grandma about savings bonds she has and goes to the bank to investigate, and he finds out they are worth $100,000!  Meanwhile, not having read the letter, Grandma thinks the bonds are worthless and gives them to Chubby to use for the tail of his kite.

When the son-in-law returns to the house and finds out where the bonds are he goes outside to chase down Chubby to get his kite.  When Grandma, whose glasses the son-in-law has deliberately broken, manages to read the letter through a goldfish bowl, she quickly gets the gang to help Chubby and the gang is only too happy to take care of the man who has been so mean to Grandma!

Directors: Robert F. McGowan
Actors: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Norman 'Chubby' Chaney, Our Gang, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins, Little Rascals
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Matinee Classics - Fly My Kite starring Our Gang / The Little Rascals
Matinee Classics - Fly My Kite starring Our Gang / The Little Rascals

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