Fast Company (1924 film)
|Directed by||Robert F. McGowan|
|Produced by||Hal Roach|
|Written by||Hal Roach|
H. M. Walker
Dinah the Mule
Lassie Lou Ahern
Hal Roach, Jr.
Charles A. Bachman
|Edited by||T. J. Crizer|
|Distributed by||Pathé Exchange|
Mickey trades places with a little rich boy, who is staying at a ritzy hotel. Mayhem ensues when the gang invades the hotel to look for Mickey and discover the snooty society ladies, a mischievous monkey, and a fireworks salesman. Later, the gang dress up as cannibals and organize a mock-tribal ritual.
Regular Our Gang director Robert F. McGowan was injured in a fall after a camera platform collapsed, rendering him unable to work for several months. Director Charles Parrott stepped in for the ailing McGowan but was called away to New York City to address corporate matters and the unfinished film was shelved indefinitely. McGowan eventually resurrected production and completed the film nearly a year later. This resulted in appearances from Our Gang members Ernie Morrison and Jack Davis who had already left the series but returned to complete Fast Company.
When the silent Pathé Our Gang comedies were syndicated for television as "The Mischief Makers" in 1960, Fast Company was retitled The Big Switch.
- Joe Cobb — Joe
- Jackie Condon — Jackie McChicken
- Mickey Daniels — Mickey
- Allen Hoskins — Farina
- Jack Davis — Jack McChicken
- Mary Kornman — Mary
- Ernie Morrison — Ernie
- Dinah the Mule
- Lassie Lou Ahern — Mary's sister
- Hal Roach Jr. — boy teasing Farina
- Walter Wilkinson — Rondamere Von Swell
- Charles A. Bachman — police officer
- Helen Gilmore — Traveler's Aid Society woman
- Charlie Hall — bellboy
- Del Henderson — hotel guest
- Lyle Tayo — hotel guest
- Charley Young — man falling out of window
- "Silent Era: Fast Company". silentera. Retrieved September 13, 2008.
- Brown, Paul B. "New York Times: Fast Company". NY Times. Retrieved September 13, 2008.
- Maltin, Leonard and Bann, Richard W. (1977, rev. 1992). The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang, pp. 23-24. New York: Crown Publishing/Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-517-58325-9
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