The New Pupil

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The New Pupil
Directed by Edward Cahn
Produced by Jack Chertok
Richard Goldstone for MGM
Written by Hal Law
Robert A. McGowan
Cinematography Clyde DeVinna
Edited by Adrienne Fazan
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • April 27, 1940 (1940-04-27)
Running time
10' 50"
Country United States
Language English

The New Pupil is a 1940 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Edward Cahn. It was the 190th Our Gang short that was released.


Sally (Juanita Quigley) is a new student at the school that the gang goes to. Upon Sally's arrival, Alfalfa and Spanky literally fall over each other trying to get her attention, leaving the gang's traditional sweetheart Darla in the lurch. But when it turns out that Sally cannot stand either one of the boys, she and Darla cook up a scheme to dampen their romantic aspirations.[1]

Notes and reception[edit]

  • This film was released before Bubbling Troubles but produced after.
  • The New Pupil marked the debut of Billy Laughlin who would play the character "Froggy".
  • This marked the final appearance of Harold "Slim" Switzer. At 14 years of age, he was the oldest member of the cast.


The Gang[edit]

Additional cast[edit]

  • Juanita Quigley as Sally Stevens
  • Billy Laughlin as Harold
  • Patsy Currier as Darla's friend
  • May McAvoy as Sally's mother
  • Anne O'Neal as Teacher
  • Joe "Corky" Geil as Classroom extra
  • Giovanna Gubitosi as Classroom extra
  • Paul Hilton as Classroom extra
  • Darwood Kaye as Classroom extra
  • Tommy McFarland as Classroom extra
  • Harold Switzer as Classroom extra

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New York Times: The-New-Pupil". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 

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