The Awful Tooth (1938)

  |  Comedy, Family, Short

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When one of the Our Gang kids finds money under his pillow after losing a tooth, all the kids decide to get rich by having all their teeth pulled. They visit a dentist, Dr. Schultz, who ... See full summary »


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3 February 2012 | MartinHafer
| Rather dark and cruel! And, I liked it that way!
Wow, are the kids stupid in this very late Our Gang comedy. When they hear that Buckwheat got a dime for losing a tooth, they decide that they can make a fortune if they can convince the dentist to yank out ALL their teeth!! That way they can all buy new baseball gloves! However, the dentist (Jack Norton) is a bit of a sadist and decides to teach them a lesson--by scaring the pants off them!! He grabs Alfalfa and pretends he's going to yank them--and, according to him, it "might take hours!". It's a wonder if any of them will ever see a dentist again after this one!! Fortunately, he turns out to be a pretty good guy in the end. It's all VERY dark...but also funny in a cruel sort of way. I am sure it alienated some of the fans, but I thought this was a nice departure for the series.

Like the last few Our Gang shorts by Hal Roach Studios, Spanky is not in this film. Apparently he'd been loaned out to RKO for a full-length film and would return once the series was sold to MGM and retitled 'The Little Rascals'.


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28 May 1938



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