From the 1930's This is an original vintage black and white photo from the OUR GANG series created by Hal Roach for MGM. This photo is OVER 80 YEARS OLD!!! It has yellowed a lot with age

It's a publicity scene where it was referred to in the press description back in the 30's as a negro batism scene, direct from the HAL ROACH STUDIOS, WITH ORIGINAL PRESS SNIPE still ATTACHED to the BACK of photograph, from the 1931 Comedy Film short,


Rather than go to church, Spanky decides to go fishing - with disastrous results. Spanky has decided to skip Sunday School in favor of trying out his new fishing pole. Followed by Buckwheat & Porky, the LITTLE SINNER heads down to the river, where a few surprises await him ... Highlights: Buckwheat and the worms; the baptismal service. Clarence Wilson plays the old grouch.

Director: Gus Meins

Stars: Eugene 'Porky' Lee, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas


Eugene 'Porky' Lee ... Porky (as Our Gang)
George 'Spanky' McFarland ... Spanky (as Our Gang)
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas ... Buckwheat (as Our Gang)
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
Rex Downing ... Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Sidney Kibrick ... Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Donald Proffitt ... Our Gang member (as Our Gang)
Jerry Tucker ... Jerry (as Our Gang)
John 'Uh huh' Collum ... (unconfirmed)
Richard DeNeut ... (as Dickie De Nuet) (unconfirmed)
Barbara Goodrich ... Girl
Jackie Hofer ... Marianne (as Jackie Banning) (unconfirmed)
Mildred Kornman ... (unconfirmed)
Ray Turner ... Man asking what time the baptism starts
Clarence Wilson ... Property owner

Press Information is attached to the back and it's Motion Picture Still # HR-G33-11. Photo measures 8 x 10" does have yellowing for over 80 years old.

It's a nice photo! Great photo for fans of the Little Rascals, or HAL ROACH Collector!

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!

MORE INFO ON HAL ROACH: Hal Roach was born in Elmira, New York in 1892. After working as, among other things, a gold prospector, he wound up in Hollywood and began picking up jobs as an extra in comedies, where he met comedian Harold Lloyd. He began producing, directing and writing a series of short film comedies starring Lloyd around 1915. These were quite successful, and Roach started his own production company and eventually bought his own studio. By the early 1920s he had eclipsed Mack Sennett as the King of Comedy and created many of the most memorable comic series of all time, even by today's standards. These include the team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and The Little Rascals. By the late 1930s Roach's formula for success was jeopardized by audience demands for bigger, feature-length productions, and he was forced to try his hand at making full-length screwball comedies, musicals and dramas, although he still kept turning out two-reel comedies. By the 1950s he was producing mainly for television. In 1983 his company developed the first successful digital colorization process. Roach then became a producer for many TV series on the Disney Channel, and his company still produces most of their films and videos.

This item is part of Backlot Movie Memorabilia and collectibles in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood, where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!!!

Item #BMM0004069