Bargain Day

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Bargain Day
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Directed by Robert F. McGowan
Produced by Robert F. McGowan
Hal Roach
Written by H. M. Walker
Music by Leroy Shield
Marvin Hatley
Cinematography Art Lloyd
Edited by Richard Currier
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • May 2, 1931 (1931-05-02)
Running time
18' 47"
Country United States
Language English

Bargain Day is a 1931 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan.[1] It was the 106th Our Gang short that was released.


Jackie notices that the Gang's baseball equipment is missing and discovers Wheezer and Stymie were peddling it, along with other items, from door to door. Wheezer, Stymie, and Bologna arrive at a rich family's home and try to sell a bunch of junk to a little girl named Shirley. Stymie wanders off playing with a pet monkey and a toy lion, and sets off a burglar alarm.

Jackie, Chubby, Mary Ann, Farina, Dorothy, and Speck arrive at the house and Chubby gets locked in a steam cabinet. Police arrive to investigate and find the Gang there.


  • Bargain Day was whittled down to 10 minutes in length on the Little Rascals television prints beginning in 1971. Scenes involving Stymie wandering throughout the house were excised due to perceived racism toward African-Americans. The edited portions were mostly reinstated in 2001 on prints shown on AMC from 2001 to 2003.
  • Bargain Day was also the last appearance of Jackie Cooper, who loaned to Paramount Pictures to appear in the film Skippy.


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  1. ^ Weinraub, Bernard. "New York Times: Bargain Day". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 

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