Shrimps for a Day
Comedy / Fantasy / Family
Directed by Gus Meins
George 'Spanky' McFarland as Spanky
Scotty Beckett as Scotty
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard as Stymie
Jerry Tucker as Jerry
Marianne Edwards as Marianne
Alvin Buckelew as Alvin
Leonard Kibrick as Leonard
Jackie Lynn Taylor as Jane
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas as Buckwheat
Tommy McFarland as Our Gang member
Donald Profitt as Our Gang member
Clarence Wilson as Mr. Crutch
George Brasno as Dick as a child
Olive Brasno as Mary as a child
Richard Brasno as Mr. Crutch as a child
Rosa Gore as Mrs. Crutch
Wilfred Lucas as Mr. Wade, the sponsor
Doris McMahan as Mary
Roger Moore as Dick
Herbert Evans as The butler
Released by MGM in 1934, Shrimps for a Day is an Our Gang / Little Rascals comedy fantasy short film directed by Gus Meins.
The gang is in the clutches of Mr. and Mrs. Crutch, the owners of the Happy Home Orphanage. But the Happy Home is anything but. The kids are mistreated by the mean-spirited Crutches. Seeking the favor of one of his sponsors, Mr. Wade, Mr. Crutch agrees to treat the gang to a day at Mr. Wade’s nice home.
The gang has a wonderful time at the garden party, with good food and gifts, but they know as soon as they return to the Happy Home everything will be taken away from them by the Crutches.
Mr. Wade’s daughter, Mary, and her boyfriend, Dick, are jealous of the good time the gang is having, and when they find a magic lamp they wish they could be kids again. They get their wish, but more as well. When the Crutches take the gang back to the orphanage, they take Mary and Dick too. Once there, Mary and Dick soon learn the truth about how the Crutches treat their wards.
Finally, with Spanky’s help, Dick manages to escape and returns to Mr. Ward’s home where he wishes on the lamp to be an adult again. As an adult, he takes Mr. Ward back to the orphanage and Mr. and Mrs. Crutch and their evil ways are exposed.