Free Wheeling


Free Wheeling

Infobox Film
name = Free Wheeling


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director = Robert F. McGowan
producer = Robert F. McGowan
Hal Roach
writer = Hal Roach
H. M. Walker
narrator =
starring =
music = Leroy Shield
Marvin Hatley
cinematography = Art Lloyd
editing = Richard C. Currier
distributor = MGM
released = 1 October, 1932
runtime = 20 minutes
country = USA
language = English
budget =
preceded_by = "Hook and Ladder"
followed_by = "Birthday Blues"
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0022916

"Free Wheeling" is a 1932 "Our Gang" short comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 117th (29th talking episode) "Our Gang" short that was released.

Plot

Confined to a neck brace, poor little rich boy Dickie Moore would like to play with the neighborhood kids, but his overprotective mother won't let him. On the sly, however, Dickie sneaks out of his bedroom in search of adventure in the company of his best pal, "Stymie". Purchasing a ride on the donkey-driven "taxicab" piloted by Breezy Brisbane , the boys, along with hitchhikers Spanky and Jacquie Lyn, experience enough thrills and excitement to last a lifetime when the taxi begins rolling down a steep hill ---with no brakes! cite web |url=http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/225663/Free-Wheeling/overview |title=New York Times: Free Wheeling |accessdate=2008-09-19|work=NY Times]

Free Wheeling was edited by a couple minutes on the syndicated Little Rascals television packages due to percieved racism toward African Americans in 1971. The film was restored on AMC airing from 2001 to 2003.

Cast

* Dickie Moore - Dickie
* Matthew Beard - Stymie
* George McFarland - Spanky
* Dorothy DeBorba
* Kendall McComas - Breezy Brisbane (as Kendall Brisbane)
* Jackie Lyn Dufton - Jacquie (as Jacquie Lyn)
* John Collum
* Bobby Mallon
* Jimmy Daniels
* Douglas Greer
* Bobby DeWar
* Estelle Etterre
* Pete the Pup - Petie
* Dinah the Mule
* Johnnie Mae Beard - Stymie's mother
* Harry Bernard - Roadside Worker
* Dick Gilbert - Roadside worker
* Creighton Hale - Dickie's father
* Belle Hare - Dickie's Nurse
* Theresa Harris - Maid
* Jack Hill - Officer sent skyward
* Ham Kinsey - Roadside worker
* Wilfred Lucas - The specialist
* Robert A. McGowan - Man who gets socked while asleep by lamppost (as Anthony Mack)
* Lillian Rich - Dickie's mother

ee also

* Our Gang filmography

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0022916|title=Free Wheeling


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