Production Notes

Length: Two Reel
Producer: Hal Roach
Director: George Stevens
Photography: Hap Depew
Editor: Richard Currier
Writer: H.M. Walker (dialogue)
Released: January 17, 1931
Studio: M-G-M

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

  • Aileen Carlyle - Baby's mother
  • Ben Hall - Mr. C. Mortimer Hickey
  • Charles McMurphy - Policeman
  • Jay Smith - Kid tossing water
  • Oscar Rudolph - Impatient kid at rehearsal
  • Robert Mallon - Kid at rehearsal
  • Robert Young - Delivery boy
  • Spec O'Donnell - Rudy

The Short

Plot: The gang rehearses a dramatic play involving a baby in the Daniels' attic. Mickey overhears their acting and mistakes it for the real deal. He runs off with the baby in hopes of protecting it.

  • The fourth short in The Boy Friends series.
  • The opening titles are spoken by Beverly and Betty Mae Crane.
  • Besides Mickey and Mary, three other Our Gang kids appear in this film: Jay R. Smith, Bobby "Bonedust" Young, and Bobby Mallon.
  • Contrary to what the IMDB says, the babysitter is not played by Dorothy DeBorba.


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