Fast Company (1924 film)

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Fast Company
Fast Company lobby card.jpg
Directed byRobert F. McGowan
Charles Parrott
Produced byHal Roach
Written byHal Roach
H. M. Walker
StarringJoe Cobb
Jackie Condon
Mickey Daniels
Allen Hoskins
Jack Davis
Mary Kornman
Ernie Morrison
Dinah the Mule
Lassie Lou Ahern
Hal Roach, Jr.
Walter Wilkinson
Charles A. Bachman
Helen Gilmore
Charlie Hall
Edited byT. J. Crizer
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
  • November 16, 1924 (1924-11-16)
Running time
20 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Fast Company is a 1924 short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan.[1][2] It was the 32nd Our Gang short subject released.


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.

Production notes[edit]

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.[3]

When the silent Pathé Our Gang comedies were syndicated for television as "The Mischief Makers" in 1960, Fast Company was retitled The Big Switch.


The Gang[edit]

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  1. ^ "Silent Era: Fast Company". silentera. Retrieved September 13, 2008.
  2. ^ Brown, Paul B. "New York Times: Fast Company". NY Times. Retrieved September 13, 2008.
  3. ^ 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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