Divot Diggers

Divot Diggers is a 1936 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan; It was the 142nd Our Gang short to be released.

Divot Diggers
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Directed byRobert F. McGowan
Produced byHal Roach
Music byMarvin Hatley
Leroy Shield
CinematographyFrancis Corby
Edited byLouis McManus
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • February 8, 1936 (1936-02-08)
Running time
14' 22"
CountryUnited States


The action takes place at an expansive California golf course, where the gang merrily play their own ragtag version of golf with makeshift clubs. When the course's regular caddies quit en masse, the desperate caddy master hires the gang members as replacements. The kids—and their gibberish-spouting pet chimpanzee—proceed to drive an adult foursome crazy, then put the finishing touch on an imperfect day by accidentally commandeering a lawn-mowing tractor.


The Gang

Additional cast

  • Leonard Kibrick as Caddy
  • Billy Bletcher as Bill, golfer
  • Tom Dugan - Aggravated golfer
  • Jack Hatfield as Mr. Hatfield, the caddy master
  • Thomas Pogue as Mr. Jackson, golfer
  • David Thursby as John, golfer
  • Russ Powell as Chimpanzee (voice)
  • Hubert Diltz - Tractor driver
  • Jack Hill as Golfer
  • Matty Roubert as Caddy


  • After several years away from the Our Gang series, longtime mentor Robert F. McGowan briefly resumed his directorial activities.
  • Divot Diggers featured several new Leroy Shield musical compositions, including "Hot and Dry", "Standing on the Corner", "Beyond the Rainbow" and "Up in Room 4".[1]
  • Leonard Kibrick's final short was Divot Diggers save for The Lucky Corner, which was shot in 1935.

See also


  1. "New York Times: Divot Diggers". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-09-20.

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