Dad for a Day

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This article is about the 1939 film. For the 2009 Argentine film, see Dad for a Day (2009 film).
Dad for a Day
Directed by Edward Cahn
Produced by Jack Chertok for MGM
Written by Hal A. Law
Robert A. McGowan
Cinematography Jackson Rose
Edited by Roy Brickner
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • October 21, 1939 (1939-10-21)
Running time
10' 49"
Country United States
Language English

Dad for a Day is a 1939 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Edward Cahn. It was the 184th Our Gang short (185th episode, 96th talking short, 97th talking episode, and 16th MGM produced episode) that was released.


While planning to participate in the annual Fathers and Sons Day Picnic, the Our Gang kids are reminded that their pal Mickey has no father. The kids prevail upon friendly gas-station owner Mr. Henry to act as Mickey's surrogate dad during the festivities. Not only does Mr. Henry win every competition, but he also works up enough nerve to propose to Mickey's widowed mother (he'll appear again in All About Hash).[1]


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  1. ^ "New York Times: Dad-For-A-Day". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 

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