The First Seven Years

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The First Seven Years
Directed by Robert F. McGowan
Produced by Robert F. McGowan
Hal Roach
Written by Robert A. McGowan
Starring Jackie Cooper
Mary Ann Jackson
Donald Haines
Bobby Hutchins
Allen Hoskins
Norman Chaney
Pete the Pup
Music by Ray Henderson
Cinematography Art Lloyd
Edited by Richard C. Currier
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • March 1, 1930 (1930-03-01)
Running time
19' 57"[1]
Country United States
Language English

The First Seven Years is a 1930 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan.[2] It was the 96th (eighth talking) Our Gang short that was released.


Jackie is in love with Mary Ann, but she is not interested in any boy. Speck also is in love with Mary Ann. Mary Ann, after beating up Jackie (who got aggressive after seeking advice from Kennedy the Cop), decides to play along. She suggests that Jackie and Speck fight in a duel. Jackie tries to chicken out but winds up fighting Speck. They both use real swords and cut up tons of laundry on the clothes lines. The rest of the gang roots for Jackie. In the end, they drop their swords and fight with their fists. Jackie wins and Speck's father comes out and holds Jackie down and has Speck hit Jackie until Jackie's elderly grandmother steps in and knocks Speck and his dad out. The gang then cheers her on.


The Gang[edit]

Additional cast[edit]

  • Otto Fries as Speck's father
  • Edgar Kennedy as Kennedy the Cop
  • Emma Reed as Farina's mother
  • Joy Winthrop as Granny

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ James, Caryn. "New York Times: The First Seven Years". NY Times. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 

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