Feed 'em and Weep (1938) Online
It's Mr. Hood's birthday and he's looking forward to a quiet celebration with his family. But Darla's friends show up with living presents, eat his dinner, argue about Tarzan and Alfalfa croons a special song for the unhappy man.
|Darla Hood||-||Darla Hood (as Our Gang)|
|Eugene 'Porky' Lee||-||Porky (as Our Gang)|
|Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer||-||Alfalfa (as Our Gang)|
|Philip Hurlic||-||Our Gang Member (as Our Gang)|
|Gary Jasgur||-||Junior Hood (as Our Gang)|
|Leonard 'Percy' Landy||-||Percy (as Our Gang)|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Johnny Arthur||-||Johnny Hood, Darla's Father|
|Wilma Cox||-||Mrs. Hood, Darla's Mother|
While Darla Hood's father was celebrating his 32nd birthday in this film, Johnny Arthur, the actor who played him, was actually 54, at the time of production.
First of five Our Gang comedy shorts without top series' marquee star, George 'Spanky' McFarland. Spanky was away acting, in theatrical movie, Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938) was occurring. Spanky was absent from the Our Gang series from April to until July of 1938, during the remaining five shorts for the 1937-1938 theatrical season were filmed and shot, and also during this time, producer Hal Roach sold the series to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. When Spanky returned to the series (by then, it was, at a new location at M-G-M. Aladdin's Lantern (1938), was his first entry of the 1938-1939 season. All 5 "Little Rascals" & "Our Gang" shorts filmed without "Spanky", this era were Feed 'em and Weep (1938), The Awful Tooth (1938), Hide and Shriek (1938) & (the last three with Little Rascals nickname). The Little Ranger (1938) and Party Fever (1938), were the first two after Hal Roach sold the group of children out to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Johnny Arthur acted as 'Spanky's dad, in Anniversary Trouble (1935), two to three years earlier.
Although he appeared in many other Hal Roach films, this was Philip Hurlics only appearance in a "Little Rascals" short.