Came the Brawn

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Came the Brawn
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Directed by Gordon Douglas
Produced by Hal Roach
Starring Carl Switzer
Tommy Bond
Darla Hood
George McFarland
Billie Thomas
Eugene Gordon Lee
Darwood Kaye
Sidney Kibrick
Music by Leroy Shield
Cinematography Art Lloyd
Edited by William H. Ziegler
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • April 16, 1938 (1938-04-16)
Running time
10' 42"
Country United States
Language English

Came the Brawn is a 1938 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Gordon Douglas.[1] Produced by Hal Roach and released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was the 165th entry in the Our Gang series


Came the Brawn marked Spanky McFarland's, Tommy "Butch" Bond's, Sidney "Woim" Kibrick's, and Darwood "Waldo" Kaye's final appearances in the Hal Roach-produced Our Gang shorts. Butch, Woim, and Waldo were recurring characters and would not be needed for the last three episodes but would all return for The Little Ranger, the first Our Gang short produced after the series' sale to MGM in mid-1938.

Spanky's contract expired after the completion of Came the Brawn, and he officially retired from the series at this time.[2] After going on a personal tour, Spanky rejoined Our Gang in the late summer of 1938, after its transfer to MGM. He would remain another four and a half years.


The Gang[edit]

Additional cast[edit]

  • Tommy Bond as Butch
  • Darwood Kaye as Waldo
  • Sidney Kibrick as Woim
  • Henry Lee as Spike
  • Billy Minderhout as Kid with big eyes
  • Roger Terry as 'Wise fella'
  • Ernest Wechbaugh as Kid with too much muscle
  • Betsy Gay as Effie (scene deleted)

Audience extras[edit]

Patsy Currier, Charles Flickinger, Joe Geil, Paul Hilton, Cheryl Hopper, Tommy McFarland, Dicke De Nuet, Raymond Rayhill Powell, Spencer Quinn, Drew Roddy, Harold Switzer, Voigt Williams, David Wilmot

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