Aladdin's Lantern

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Aladdin's Lantern
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Produced by Jack Chertok for MGM
Written by Hal Law
Robert A. McGowan
Music by David Snell
Cinematography Robert Pittack
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • September 17, 1938 (1938-09-17)
Running time
10' 04"
Country United States
Language English

Alladin's Lantern is a 1938 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Gordon Douglas. It was the 171st Our Gang short (172nd episode, 83rd talking short, 84th talking episode, and third MGM produced episode) that was released.


The gang members are putting on a musical show about Aladdin and his lamp. While Spanky, Alfalfa and Darla endeavor to stick to the script (such as it is), their efforts are undermined by smaller kids Buckwheat and Porky.[1]


The Gang[edit]

Dancers and audience extras[edit]

Gloria Brown, Bobby Callahan, Dix Davis, Tim Davis, Rae-Nell Laskey, Henry Lee, Peggy Lynch, Pricilla Montgomery, Harold Switzer, Marylyn Astor Thorpe, Laura June Williams


Aladdin's Lantern was the last episode directed by Gordon Douglas. It was also the first MGM entry produced with George McFarland as Spanky. He returned from loan to other studios. Gordon Douglas left the gang and MGM to return to Hal Roach Studios.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New York Times: Aladdin-s-Lantern". NY Times. Retrieved 8 October 2008. 

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