Boxing Gloves (film)

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Boxing Gloves
Directed by Robert A. McGowan as Anthony Mack
Produced by Robert F. McGowan
Hal Roach
Written by Robert F. McGowan
Hal Roach
H. M. Walker
Starring Joe Cobb
Norman Chaney
Allen Hoskins
Jean Darling
Harry Spear
Mary Ann Jackson
Bobby Hutchins
Jackie Cooper
Music by Ray Henderson
Cinematography F. E. Hershey
Art Lloyd
Edited by Richard C. Currier
Distributed by MGM
Release dates
September 9, 1929
Running time
17' 21"[1]
Country United States
Language English

Boxing Gloves is a 1929 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert A. McGowan under the pseudonym "Anthony Mack".[2][3] Produced by Hal Roach and released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 9, 1929, it was the 90th Our Gang short to be released.


Joe's and Chubby's friendship is tested when their affections for Jean cause the two best friends to fight. At the same time, Farina and Harry have been unsuccessfully trying to go into business as fight promoters, and find in Joe's and Chubby's rivalry the ingredients for a perfect boxing match.


  • Boxing Gloves marks the film debut of Jackie Cooper, who would go on to a successful career both with and after Our Gang.
  • The third Our Gang short made with sound, Boxing Gloves was advertised as "all-talking," although much of the film is silent footage without overdubbed sound. It is the earliest Our Gang entry included in the Little Rascals television syndication package.


The Gang[edit]

Additional cast[edit]

  • Jackie Cooper as First angry spectator/Reporter at fight
  • Bobby Mallon as Announcer Graham McCracker
  • Andy Shuford as Chubby's trainer
  • Donnie Smith as Donnie
  • Charlie Hall as Sidewalk diner attendant
  • Johnny Aber as Extra
  • Godfrey "Duffy" Craig as Extra
  • Bill Johnson as Undetermined role
  • Billy Schuler as Undetermined role

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Silent Era: Boxing Gloves". silentera. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  3. ^ Kahn, Eve M. "New York Times: Boxing Gloves". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 

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