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Monday, August 31, 2009

"THE OUR GANG COLLECTION" -- All 52 MGM Shorts Together on DVD for the First Time 9/1 from the Warner Archive

Alfalfa, Spanky, Buck Wheat and the rest of the gang arrive on September 1 on the Warner Archive in The Our Gang Collection that headlines a stellar line-up of new releases. This new five-disc DVD set contains all 52 of the “Our Gang” shorts produced by MGM between 1938 and 1944 in their original, uncut form as first seen in theaters at a limited time special price of $34.99 only at

Among the episodes in the Collection are “Party Fever,” “The Little Ranger,” “Alfalfa’s Aunt,” “Don’t Lie” and dozens more. Also seen in the cast are Froggy, Porky, and even little Mickey Guibitosi, who soon changed his screen name to Bobby (Robert) Blake. This collection marks the first ever home video release of the entire group of the 52 MGM shorts, news sure to be welcomed by the hordes of “Our Gang” fans out there. The “Our Gang” comedies are the first in a series of monthly Warner Archive Collection releases to be drawn from a library of classic theatrical short subjects originally produced by both Warner Bros. and MGM.

View a clip from the collection

Also coming to the Warner Archive in September are the “Dogville” shorts, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, Airbourne and many more. Please visit www.warnerarchive to view the vast selection of wonderful classic titles including treasures from the silent film era; rarely seen films starring Hollywood legends like Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Bette Davis; and Sci-fi cult classics like Doc Savage, Countdown and others.

Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Porky, Darla, Mickey, Waldo and Froggy have long been names to conjure with in the annals of screen comedy. They’re fun-loving members of Our Gang, one of the most beloved bunches of movie kids ever. And with this fabulous 5-Disc Collection of 52 Theatrical Shorts, you’ve struck the mother lode of laughter from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Popularized on television for generations following their run in theatres, these rib-tickling short subjects showcased an ensemble of groundbreakingly diverse youngsters, many of whom were skilled at song as well as slapstick. If you belong to the legions of this mischievous gang’s fans, this compilation (covering the years 1938-1944) of mirthful memories and lasting laughter belongs in your home collection.

Disc 1 (1938 - 1939)
Little Ranger, The
Party Fever
Aladdin's Lantern
Men In Fright
Football Romeo
Practical Jokers
Alfalfa's Aunt
Tiny Troubles
Duel Personalities
Clown Princes
Cousin Wilbur

Disc 2 (1939 - 1940)
Joy Scouts
Dog Daze
Auto Antics
Captain Spanky's Showboat
Dad For A Day
Time Out For Lessons
Alfalfa's Double
Big Premiere, The
All About Hash
New Pupil, The
Bubbling Troubles

Disc 3 (1940 - 1941)
Good Bad Boys
Waldo's Last Stand
Goin' Fishin'
Kiddie Kure
Fightin' Fools
Baby Blues
Ye Olde Minstrels
1-2-3 Go!
Robot Wrecks
Helping Hands
Come Back Miss Pipps

Disc 4 (1941 - 1943)
Wedding Worries
Melodies Old And New
Going To Press
Don't Lie
Surprised Parties
Doin' Their Bit
Rover's Big Chance
Mighty Lak A Goat
Unexpected Riches
Benjamin Franklin, Jr.
Family Troubles

Disc 5 (1943 - 1944)
Calling All Kids
Farm Hands
Election Daze
Little Miss Pinkerton
Three Smart Guys
Radio Bugs
Dancing Romeo
Tale Of A Dog


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