Sprucin' Up

Sprucin' Up is a 1935 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Gus Meins. It was the 137th Our Gang short that was released.

Sprucin' Up
Directed byGus Meins
Produced byHal Roach
Music byMarvin Hatley
Leroy Shield
CinematographyArt Lloyd
Edited byLouis McManus
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • June 1, 1935 (1935-06-01)
Running time
CountryUnited States


Hoping to get on the good side of the new truant officer (Dick Elliott), the gang goes out of their way to impress the man's cute daughter (Marianne Edwards), even unto making such sacrifices as taking baths, combing hair, shining shoes, and washing behind the ears.

Both Spanky and Alfalfa pay a social call on Marianne, and before long, the two lifelong pals have become romantic rivals. Ultimately, Spanky and Alfalfa stage an athletic competition to determine who is the better man, an undertaking with prickly results.


Sprucin' Up was originally going to be known as Good Night Ladies.[1]

According to The Lucky Corner Web Site, the boys can be identified in the scene where they are sitting on the curb, from left to right as: Harold Switzer, Robert Lenz, Alvin Buckelew, Scotty Beckett, George "Spanky" McFarland, Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, and Donald Proffitt.


The Gang

Additional cast

See also


  1. "New York Times: The Lucky Corner". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-09-20.

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