Captain Spanky's Showboat

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Captain Spanky's Show Boat
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Directed by Edward Cahn
Produced by Jack Chertok for MGM
Written by Hal A. Law
Robert A. McGowan
Music by David Snell
Cinematography Robert Pittack
Edited by Roy Brickner
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • September 9, 1939 (1939-09-09)
Running time
10' 42"
Country United States
Language English

Captain Spanky's Show Boat is a 1939 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Edward Cahn. It was the 183rd Our Gang short (184th episode, 95th talking short, 96th talking episode, and 15th MGM produced episode) that was released.


Once again, the gang stages an elaborate musical show in Spanky's backyard. Angered over the fact that Alfalfa has been chosen as the show's singing star, bully Tommy Butch sneaks backstage with the intention of sabotaging the production. But Butch is hoisted on his own petard, and the show goes on as scheduled.[1]


The Gang[edit]

Additional cast[edit]

  • Tommy Bond as Butch
  • Sidney Kibrick as Woim
  • Buddy Boles as Violinist
  • George Crosby as One of Darla's dance partners
  • Darwood Kaye as Waldo
  • Clyde Wilson as Boy introducing acts
  • Tim Davis as Extra
  • Spencer Quinn as Extra

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New York Times: Captain-Spanky's-Show-Boat". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 

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