Little Papa

Little Papa is a 1935 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Gus Meins. It was the 138th Our Gang short that was released.

Little Papa
Directed byGus Meins
Produced byHal Roach
Music byLeroy Shield
CinematographyHarry Forbes
Edited byLouis McManus
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • September 21, 1935 (1935-09-21)
Running time
19' 27"
CountryUnited States


Although Spanky would like to play football with the rest of the gang, he is stuck at home taking care of his baby sister. Hoping to lull the kid to sleep, thereby allowing himself to sneak out of the house, Spanky tries all sorts of "sure-fire" beddie-bye methods. But neither he nor his co-conspirator "Alfalfa" are able to coerce the little brat into drifting off to dreamland—though they do briefly fall asleep themselves.[1]

Their efforts finally fail when, in the process of inflating the football, they cause its air sac to burst loudly, waking the baby and ruining all their efforts.


The Gang

Additional cast


  • This short marks the first appearance of Patsy May, who only made 3 other Our Gang appearances after this.

See also


  1. Crowther, Bosley. "New York Times: Little Papa". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-09-20.

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