Football Romeo

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Football Romeo
Directed by George Sidney
Produced by Jack Chertok for MGM
Written by Hal Law
Robert A. McGowan
Starring Carl Switzer
George McFarland
Tommy Bond
Darla Hood
Eugene Lee
Billie Thomas
Music by David Snell
Cinematography Clyde De Vinna
Edited by Jack White
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • November 12, 1938 (1938-11-12)
Running time
10 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Football Romeo is a 1938 Our Gang short comedy film directed by George Sidney. It was the 173rd Our Gang short (174th episode, 85th talking short, 86th talking episode, and fifth MGM produced episode) that was released.


The gang squares off against "Butch's Assassins" in a crucial football game. Star player Carl Alfalfa balks at participating, leaving it up to Darla to coerce and cajole him into donning his uniform. The climax of the game finds Alfalfa attempting a sixty-yard touchdown, despite the formidable opposition of his lifelong rival Butch.[1]


The Gang[edit]

Additional cast[edit]

Bit players and extras[edit]

Becky Bohanon, Buddy Bowles, Floyd Fisher, Charline Flanders, Morris Grace, Jr., Bruce Grant, Joe Levine, Roger McGee, Norman Salling, Corrine Varian, Robert Winkler


Another episode, very similar to a Hal Roach film, Football Romeo benefited from the comedy expertise of uncredited script contributor Jack White, who directed many Three Stooges films for at Columbia Pictures.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "New York Times: Football ROmeo". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 

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