Jean Darling and Wheezer Hutchins

Length: Two Reel
Producer: Robert F. McGowan
Director: Robert F. McGowan
Photography: Art Lloyd
Editor: Richard Currier
Titles: H. M. Walker
Writer: Hal Roach
Released: October 22, 1927
Studio: M-G-M

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

  • Anita Garvin
  • Charles A. Bachman
  • Edgar Dearing

The Short

Plot: According to Motion Picture News: "Wheezer, who is fast taking the place vacated by Farina in Hal Roach's Our Gang, stars here. His little act consists of punching people in the nose, and he carries a wallop too. His father is a prize fighter. During the first part of this comedy, he punches everyone on the nose, including his brother, Farina, policemen and passersby who stop to admire him and murmur, "Nice, baby." "After they have played on this punching theme for a while, the kids are made to switch their activities to a skyscraper in the construction stage.Farina gets caught in some of the material and is carried aloft. The gang sets out to rescue him after various bits of comedy from Fatty, Jackie and several of the older boys."

  • "The story of a little boy who wanted to be a heavyweight champion - he only has about two hundred pounds left to go..." - Opening Narration


  • This short was discovered at a Paris library in the 1970's. A preservation copy in Munich is probably from the Paris copy. Richard Bann viewed The Old Wallop, and later said that it is a pretty funny film.


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