The First Seven Years (1930)

  |  Family, Comedy, Short

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Jackie gets in a duel over the affections of Mary Ann.



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Robert F. McGowan


H.M. Walker (story editor)

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12 October 2014 | tavm
| The First Seven Years was perhaps the first real classic of the talkie Our Gang era
This Hal Roach comedy short, The First Seven Years, is the ninety-sixth in the "Our Gang/Little Rascals" series and the eighth talkie. Jackie is in love with Mary Ann and seeks advice from the neighborhood cop, Edgar Kennedy. This policeman suggests he grab her like a caveman, which doesn't work out. When he then suggests he dress nicely, he does but finds Speck taking her for a ride in his toy car. Mary suggests a challenge to a duel since she's been reading a story of one such thing. Jackie procrastinates but eventually agrees which results in quite a mess of laundry hanging around! This was perhaps the first real good talkie of an Our Gang short and also Jackie Cooper's initial real showcase which was real good for him. Many funny lines and gags abounded with Jackie's grandma a real hoot here. So on that note, I highly recommend The First Seven Years. P.S. Jackie Cooper later revealed he really had a big crush on Mary Ann Jackson when they were kids. When Ms. Jackson herself was told this by Leonard Maltin and Richard W. Bann in 1990, she laughed and was flattered especially since their families socialized away off the studio during that time.

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