The Kid From Borneo
Comedy / Family
Directed by Robert F. McGowan
George 'Spanky' McFarland as Spanky
Dickie Moore as Dickie
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard as Stymie
Dorothy DeBorba as Dorothy
Tommy 'Butch' Bond as Tommy
Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins as Wheezer
Dickie Jackson as Our Gang member
Henry Hanna as Our Gang member
Pete the Pup as Petie
John Lester Johnson as Bumbo, "The Wild Man From Borneo"
Harry Bernard as Sideshow manager
Dick Gilbert as Worker
Released by MGM in 1933, The Kid From Borneo is an Our Gang / Little Rascals comedy short, directed by Robert F. McGowan.
When the Spanky, Dickie and Dorothy hear that their Uncle George is in town they hope he will visit, but their father won’t let him come to the house since he’s the black sheep of the family. Instead, their mother lets them go to visit Uncle George at his work.
Uncle George manages a show called ‘Wild Man from Borneo’, and when the kids arrive they mistake the wild man for their uncle. The wild man, seeing the kids have candy, takes the candy from them and then chases them home in hopes of getting more.
In his search for candy and chasing the kids the wild man pretty much destroys the house, and eats everything out of the refrigerator and drinks way too much wine. Finally succumbing to the effects of the wine, the wild man is asleep upstairs when the mother returns home. When she asks where Uncle George is, the kids direct her upstairs where she is frightened out of her wits on seeing the wild man, and jumps out the window. Then when the father returns home, he is also sent upstairs where he intends to eject Uncle George, but he also is startled and also goes out the window. Finally, Spanky manages to eject the wild man with the aid of a Roman candle, and the wild man also goes out the window.